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


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.


Maureen Cromer
Jul 29, 2016
Fundraising - for a better understanding of the cross
 By Katie Erskine Member of ChristLife and youth minister at St. Louis, Clarksville Did you just cringe? Because I did.  To make possible our World Youth Day pilgrimage, the small group from my parish, St. Louis, had to do a fair amount of fundraising. Though there are few things I find so uncomfortable, I

Rita Buettner
Jul 29, 2016
40 is the new 39, birthday celebrating, shoe shopping, octopus in a bottle, and fishing with strangers
~1~The night before my 40th birthday we lost electricity. It was hot and humid, and we had to fumble around in the darkness to get ready for bed. Losing power always makes me more appreciative of what I have, and this time was no exception.Especially when the electricity came back

Julie Walsh
Jul 28, 2016
On My Mind (Vol. 3)
---1--- I’ve been following the Democratic National Convention this week just as I did the Republican National Convention the week before. (Much to the chagrin of my little children, who find “Grownups Standing and Talking,” as we call it, infinitely more boring than Paw Patrol and The Lion Guard.)Comparing the two


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


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