Catholic Charities not daunted by immigrant proposal push-back

After news broke July 17 of Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s aim to house minors at a Baltimore-area facility, responses have been mixed.

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is proposing to house up to 50 immigrant children and youths at St. Vincent’s Villa in Timonium, a residential treatment center for children who have experienced abuse, trauma or neglect. The agency’s decision has been met with mixed responses. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Love of baseball, chance to evangelize lead priest to do play-by-play

All the men in the press box looked the same, until one swiveled around and the white of a Roman collar appeared.

Father Craig Collison, a priest in the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, reads off his list of players as he introduces the Sioux City Explorers baseball team members in their game against the Gary, Ind., Southshore Railcats from the press box June 4. Father Collison, a play-by-play announcer for the minor league team, loves baseball and says being at the ballpark in a priest

Nationally recognized formation program doesn’t take a vacation

“It really brings something else, another set of tools, when you’re doing your planning or discussion.” - Monica Souza

Sister of St. Joseph Sally Russell, coordinator of lifelong faith formation for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, leads an Equip for Ministry class at Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City July 8. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

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Pope names U.S. bishops' top ecumenical officer to advise Vatican council
Jul 22 2014
Pope Francis named three new members and 10 new consultants to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity July 22.

Catholic Charities not daunted by immigrant proposal push-back
Jul 22 2014
After news broke July 17 of Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s aim to house minors at a Baltimore-area facility, responses have been mixed.

Executive order prohibits firing of gays by U.S. government, contractors
Jul 21 2014
"Today's executive order is unprecedented and extreme and should be opposed," said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.

Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul
Jul 21 2014
As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace July 20.

Priest who led Baltimore-based Sulpicians re-elected as superior general
Jul 21 2014
The Sulpicians are an international society of diocesan priests focused on the education and formation of priests and future priests.

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