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Not your typical church dinner: Hagerstown parish Valentine's meal offers taste buds a twist
Feb 17 2015
Ever wonder what a mealworm tastes like? Ask Marjorie Kellman.

Mother Mary Lange Award recipients 'honored' to be chosen
Feb 12 2015
Rogelio D’Almeida learned the significance of his Mother Mary Lange Award from his wife, Danielle.

Wedding’s backstory is winding path
Feb 07 2015
The Shrine of St. Alphonsus in Baltimore is home to a story of love that spans generations, beginning in Lithuania.

Pope Francis is greeted by people as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 4. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters) Pope: Families need fathers who guide, love them through thick and thin
Feb 04 2015
Pope says a father is there for his children “when they play and when they work hard, when they are playful and when they are distressed."

New film ‘Black or White’ aims to ‘start the conversation’ on race
Jan 30 2015
"Black and White" is not an overtly religious film, but it addresses what might be called "faith-based" values.

Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models
Jan 28 2015
When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into “orphans," says Pope Francis.

Gelen, who made it from Honduras to the United States and then suffered a stroke, was able to reunite with her mother thanks to Catholic Charities An uncertain homecoming: When child suffers stroke, Esperanza Center steps in
Dec 27 2014
Cinthia, an immigrant who lives in Baltimore, anticipated an April phone call confirming her two daughters, ages 9 and 12.

Special delivery from Djibouti, Navy officer surprises his children in Harford
Dec 18 2014
An unexpected gift arrived a week before Christmas for a Harford County family.

Interfaith leaders join mayor in vigil against violence
Dec 18 2014
Archbishop Lori was among a diverse group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders who spoke at an interfaith prayer vigil.

Advent takes new meaning for family preparing to join the church
Dec 15 2014
For the first time, Dan and Molly Balint have an Advent wreath in their home.

Advent ritual - Week three
Dec 12 2014
The following Advent wreath prayer is intended to help busy households make Advent a prayerful time.

Four steps for keeping your Christmas tree fresh
Dec 06 2014
Michael Ryan, 81, owner of the Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm in Carroll County, offers the following tips for keeping your cut Christmas tree fresh.

For Carroll County evergreen farmer, the perfect Christmas tree is one that brings happiness
Dec 06 2014
“Everyone, I have an announcement!” shouted Michael Ryan to the crowd of 40 milling outside his red wooden barn.

Advent ritual - Week two
Dec 05 2014
The following Advent wreath prayer is intended to help busy households make Advent a prayerful time.

Volunteering for Caritas helped Syrian refugee fight depression
Dec 02 2014
Before the bombing started in Syria, Bassam Zaarwoor owned an electric shop in Homs.