Living beyond expectations, Cumberland man exudes ‘no-quit attitude’

“Doctors said I wasn’t supposed to make it past my twenties,” Shand Crawford wrote, “but I’m still here!"

Our Lady of the Mountains parishioner Shane Crawford, 32, may have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but has a strong Catholic faith and an optimistic spirit. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Beyond the Bell: Calvert Hall’s peer ministry ‘makes faith cool’

One Calvert Hall grad points to peer ministry as helping him “come out of his shell.”

Paul Schwing, co-president of the Calvert Hall Peer Ministry group, makes notes with a small group during the opening session on what peer ministry is at the start of a retreat weekend at Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks Aug. 8. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

‘From diapers to diploma’ : Preschool programs abound in the Archdiocese of Baltimore

From Bradshaw to Frostburg to Gambrills, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore have continued to add or expanded preschool programs.


Robyn Barberry
Sep 02, 2014
A teacher's spirit
Believe it or not, there are a good number of teachers who cringe at the words “back to school.” I know they exist because I used to be one of them. I’d hide under my blanket (wait … it’s summer … how about beach towel?) when the first commercials for

Rita Buettner
Sep 02, 2014
Brothers Day: Let me bake with my brother in almost-perfect harmony
Making a wish at a fountainWhen we returned home from China three years ago, our boys met each other for the first time.We hadn’t seen Leo in two weeks, and we were very emotional as we introduced our two sons. Leo was already tucked into bed for the night, but


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


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