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  • U.S. Catholics need to listen to the pope [Letter]

    U.S. Catholics need to listen to the pope [Letter]
    The message of Pope Francis about economic fairness is loud and clear, and we need to get with the program. Unfortunately, the current leader of the Archdiocese of Baltimore has a different agenda. He is busy leading an unsuccessful crusade to Never-Never...
  • Pope Francis re-proposes the Gospel for the people of our time

    There's no doubt about it, Pope Francis has captured the attention of the Catholic Church and the world. And he is doing this not only by a simplicity and humility that has earned him the nickname, "the world's parish priest" but also by taking the church...
  • For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter

    For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter
    On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning? Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
  • Congregations, nonprofits work to address stormwater pollution

    Congregations, nonprofits work to address stormwater pollution
    Once, when heavy rain hit the roof of the Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson, there was so much runoff that it would wash away the wood chips and soil that cover the children's play area. Today, the church on Providence Road uses rain barrels and...
  • Religious leaders rally for higher minimum wage

    Religious leaders rally for higher minimum wage
    A coalition of religious leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before taking action....
  • Ring Factory Elementary in Bel Air earns National Blue Ribbon School honor

    Ring Factory Elementary School in Bel Air received another prestigious honor Friday when it was announced as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. According to Harford County Public Schools, Ring Factory...
  • Baltimore Catholic schools: stronger, but still in need of help

    Baltimore Catholic schools: stronger, but still in need of help
    It has been nearly three years since my predecessor, Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, and the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools released the Strategic Plan for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Since that time, enrollment declines have been...
  • Treat child sex abuse as a felony first, a sin second

    Elizabeth Ann Murphy's response to Vice Chancellor Sean Caine's letter justifying the Archdiocese of Baltimore's response to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Merzbacher was revealing in its account of her own experience as a victim of such...
  • AmeriCorps branch to set up home base in East Baltimore

    AmeriCorps branch to set up home base in East Baltimore
    As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind. The classrooms at the former Sacred...
  • Searching for Christmas joy after Newtown

    Searching for Christmas joy after Newtown
    Like preachers across the country preparing for Christmas services today, William Lori has grappled with the question of how to celebrate the joy of the day so soon after the devastation of Newtown. But for Baltimore's new archbishop, the challenge also...
  • Basilica reconstruction work starts Aug. 1

    Basilica reconstruction work starts Aug. 1
    A multi-month session of earthquake-related repairs to Baltimore's Basilca of the Assumption will start next week, after being delayed from its original start date, a representative for the Archdiocese of Baltimore wrote in an email on Wednesday. "The...