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)

Fellow priests remember Monsignor Collopy for his kind, prayerful heart

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

Monsignor John C. Collopy

CR Most Popular


God shows his greatness in humility, closeness, pope says
Jul 28 2016
Pope Francis celebrates Mass for World Youth Day pilgrims outside Marian shrine in Czestochowa.

In Krakow, Archbishop Lori stresses ‘charity that evangelizes’
Jul 27 2016
Archbishop talks religious freedom, meets with Baltimore pilgrims at World Youth Day.

With temperatures reaching near 90 degrees by 9 a.m. July 26, Notre Dame Preparatory School rising freshman Maggie McCabe cools off during a summer soccer camp at the school. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)
Summer campers adjust to Baltimore’s sweltering heat
Jul 26 2016
From sports camps to outlets for homeless, Baltimore finds ways to beat the heat.


Robyn Barberry
Nov 30, 2016
Four Candles: An Afternoon with Sam Kauffman
“Could you please be our candle lighter?” the lady with pale blonde hair before the altar asked.At first, I thought she was talking about the sixth grade boy before me, but then it was clear that she was looking right at me.The lady, who had just introduced herself to the

Rita Buettner
Nov 27, 2016
Finding purpose in the wait of the Advent season
Here we are. Advent has begun. We've entered a time of preparation and prayer and waiting.And there’s the challenge. I have no talent for waiting. I’m a deadline person, so knowing I have to have gifts wrapped and cards sent and decorations up before Dec. 25 is fine. I will

Julie Walsh
Nov 23, 2016
Good Bones
I’ve been trying to think of a Thanksgiving message suitable for this blog. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could list off all the things I’m thankful for in our political system, all the things that are looking up, that give me hope?Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring myself to that point.


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


Photo sale


See a photo you like? Check out our smugmug page

to view and purchase photos. Photos are on sale for a limited time.