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Cardinal Keeler to Celebrate Mass in Honor of the Unborn and Lead Procession of Prayer to Planned Parenthood Facility

On Saturday, August 12, 2000 Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, will preside over a morning of prayer beginning with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Alphonsus, Park Avenue and Saratoga Street in Baltimore. Immediately following Mass the congregation will process on foot to the Planned Parenthood office at 610 N. […]

Catholic/Orthodox Dialogue closes with press conference

The “VIII Plenary Session of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church” will close tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, 2000 with a press conference in front of the seminary building at Mount Saint Mary’s College and Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland. The press conference will begin promptly at 10:00 […]

International Joint Commission Mass

With great joy I extend a welcome to this Basilica, the first cathedral of our land and the mother church of Catholicism in the United States. To those of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church I extend a warm and prayerful welcome. On October 8, 1995, […]

Memorial Day Mass

To Archbishop Edwin O’Brien I express deep gratitude for the invitation to join you today in remembering those who have died in the service of our beloved United States of America. We do so in the context of the word of God we have heard proclaimed just now and in the context of a world […]

Preisthood Ordination

It is always an enormous honor to be the instrument of the Holy Spirit in laying hands upon those called to the priesthood and, in prayer, invoking upon them the grace of the Holy Spirit which will seal them into Christ’s eternal priesthood. To those who have supported them with love, understanding, prayer and positive […]

Chrism Mass

(Is. 61:1-3ab, 6a, 8b-9) Three weeks ago yesterday Pope John Paul II concluded his personal Jubilee pilgrimage to the land that is holy, holy to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The Holy Father’s visit took him first to Jordan. From what is today the land of Jordan came the prophet Isaiah, who inscribed the words Jesus […]

Pro-Life Homily

To Cardinal Hickey, thanks to you for your gracious welcome to this great basilica which reflects so well your love of it and your love for the Church. To you Cardinal George, thank you for the leadership you give us all in the cause of life, and for being here with us this evening. And […]