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Catholicism’s empty quarter
Sep 09 2016
Québec, once home to legions of confessors of the faith, badly needs such men and women again.

What does God want me to do?
Sep 08 2016
Should I or shouldn’t I? What does God want me to do? How many times have you wished you had a direct line to God?

Department of Justice report should trouble all
Sep 08 2016
This report makes clear that the dignity and rights of our fellow citizens are being trampled upon on a regular basis.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Canonization of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata
Sep 06 2016
This morning, here in Baltimore, we are spiritually united with millions of pilgrims who travelled to Rome for the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata – who will always be known to us simply as “Mother Teresa.”

Apologists, catechists and theologians: Wake Up!
Aug 31 2016
For the past 50 years or so, Christian thinkers have largely abandoned the art of apologetics and have failed (here I offer a j'accuse to many in the Catholic universities) to resource the riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition in order to hold off critics of the faith

Amen: Jesus misses you
Aug 30 2016
Eucharistic adoration at the Baltimore Basilica is in trouble. See what you can do to help – and grow closer to Christ.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Blessing of the altar at St. Agnes, Catonsville
Aug 30 2016
Let the re-dedication of this sanctuary signal a new dedication of each of us and a new dedication on the part of the entire parish to the pursuit of holiness, the mission of evangelization, the ministry of hospitality, and the ministry of serving those who are in need – those in our midst and those who are beyond our boundaries.

Olympics showed we are all one
Aug 24 2016
We have allowed even our religions to become reasons to divide us. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all at least agree on one religious belief that God created humans in his own image and likeness?

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Mt. St. Mary's Seminary Opening Mass
Aug 22 2016
It may seem a bit unusual to begin a new year of seminary formation with a reflection on a wedding feast.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 22 2016
By word and example Pope Francis has given us two points to ponder as we go about the work of continually revitalizing and renewing the Church.

Our Back Pages: Blessings continue for Scott quadruplets
Aug 19 2016
Raising quadruplets is hard work that doesn’t necessarily get any easier when they go off to college – especially when the bill arrives.

More good news for churchgoing women
Aug 18 2016
Catholic women who attended religious services once or more per week had a lower rate of suicide than churchgoers of other denominations among the study cohort.

Life is not a race
Aug 18 2016
Life doesn’t always seem fair. And God’s timing often doesn’t match ours. But life is also not a race. And many of the dreams you have along the way ultimately become reality eventually, or a different dream comes true.

Going to the cats
Aug 16 2016
As a child, my favorite saint was St. Francis of Assisi. While I couldn’t identify with his holiness, I could identify with his love of animals.