St. Frances Academy students discuss being young in Baltimore

“Keep praying and keep pushing, and there’ll be better days,” said Myron Turner.

Students in the residential program at St. Frances Academy, including Tevin Towns, in white, bless speaker Danaz Williams before his talk at the final session of a three-night parish revival held at St. Bernardine in West Baltimore April 29. (Karen Osborne | CR Staff)

Three graduation ceremonies in three days for parents of triplets

For John Marbach and Sherry Pressler of Belle Mead, N.J., it will be a wild ride as their triplets graduate from three different universities.

Triplets Megan (from left), John Jr. and Melanie Marbach, will graduate respectively from Fairfield University in Connecticut, Wake Forest University in North Carolina and Loyola University Maryland this May. (Courtesy Fairfield University)

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Monsignor John C. Collopy was remembered for his immense personal warmth.

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