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Maryland fetal homicide bill would enable murder charges for death of younger fetus

Mark Wallen spoke Feb. 21 at a news conference in Annapolis to promote Senate Bill 561/House Bill 757, also known as “Laura and Reid’s Law,” which would expand fetal homicide protections to as few as eight weeks’ gestation.
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Catholic doctor testifies against physician-assisted suicide at Annapolis hearing

Testimony in opposition and support heated the debate on physician-assisted suicide at the Maryland General Assembly session in Annapolis Feb. 15.
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Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

Opening the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis said, "The holy people of God are watching and are awaiting from us not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures" to stop abuse.
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Tolton sainthood cause advances; next step would be ‘venerable’ decree

The canonization cause for Father Augustus Tolton is just one step away from going to Pope Francis for the priest to be declared "venerable."
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Glyndon parish well represented at World Youth Day in Panama

A trip to Central America strengthened bonds within Sacred Heart, Glyndon’s, Hispanic youth group.
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Religious sister offers hope and healing in keynote address to pastoral leaders

“Jesus Christ did not come and suffer and die for us so that we be good little girls and boys,” she said, “He came that we might have life and have it to the full and that our life would be completely transformed unto glory.”
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Vatican summit: Silence, denial are unacceptable

When presented with an accusation that a priest has sexually abused a child, "whether it's criminal or malicious complicity and a code of silence or whether it is denial" on a very human level, such reactions are no longer tolerable, said the Vatican's top investigator of abuse cases.
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McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington.
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Formation, fellowship abound at Mid-Atlantic Congress

Nearly a decade old, the MAC allows leaders in Catholic ministry a regional opportunity for formation and fellowship.
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Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump's Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border between the two countries.
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Mount St. Mary’s University announces $3 million donation

Mount St. Mary’s University President Timothy E. Trainor announced Feb. 14 that the Bolte Family Foundation will donate $3 million to help expand and renovate the Knott Academic Center, home to the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business.
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Guests ‘shine’ at Ellicott City special needs prom

Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, the prom experience was hosted by churches around the world the night of Feb. 8. A first-time host, OLPH was the only Archdiocese of Baltimore parish to participate.
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