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Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at 82
Mar 05 2015
Cardinal Edward M. Egan, retired archbishop of the New York Archdiocese, died March 5 at age 82, less than a month before his 83rd birthday.

Fellow cleric remembers Father Purvey as ‘old-school priest’
Mar 04 2015
Father J. James Purvey, who served at several parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was remembered as a priest who could tell a good story and had a special commitment to visiting and anointing the sick.

Sister Melba Beine, O.P., dies
Mar 03 2015
A funeral Mass for Adrian Dominican Sister Melba Beine will be offered March 11 in Adrian, Mich.

Sister Beatrice Wise, D.C., dies
Mar 03 2015
A funeral Mass was offered Feb. 28 for Daughter of Charity Sister Beatrice Wise.

Father Hesburgh’s long shadow extended to Baltimore
Mar 02 2015
Father Theodore M. Hesburgh had considerable influence that was felt in Baltimore and among local Catholics.

Father Theodore Hesburgh, higher education leader, diplomat, dies at 97
Feb 27 2015
Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who led the University of Notre Dame through a period of dramatic growth, died Feb. 26 at the age of 97.

Sister Clare Carty, O.S.F., dies
Feb 26 2015
A funeral Mass for Franciscan Sister Clare Carty was offered Feb. 20.

Father Thomas W. Lacey, C.Ss.R., dies
Feb 26 2015
A funeral Mass for Redemptorist Father Thomas William Lacey was offered Feb. 26 at the chapel at Stella Maris in Timonium.

Sister M. Agnesine Seluzicki, M.H.S.H., dies
Feb 26 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Agnesine Seluzicki, a member of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart for 74 years, was offered Feb. 20

Sister Mary Louise Lynch, champion of social justice, dies at 89
Feb 13 2015
Sister Mary Louise Lynch, a Baltimore native who was the former co-chairwoman of the Baltimore Archdiocesan Justice and Peace Commission, was one week shy of her 90th birthday.

Father Graham, Jesuit priest, ministered in India
Feb 06 2015
Jesuit Father Edgar Graham is remembered as a priest who could be both friend and taskmaster.

Sister Anthony Wargel, O.S.U. Sister Anthony Wargel, O.S.U., dies
Feb 05 2015
A funeral Mass for Ursuline Sister Anthony Wargel was offered Jan. 30 at the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel in Louisville, Ky.

Sister Denise Roberts, O.S.U. Sister Denise Roberts, O.S.U., dies
Feb 04 2015
A funeral Mass for Ursuline Sister Denise Roberts Was offered Jan. 23 at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Louisville, Ky.

Sister Teresa Buckley, D.C. Sister Teresa Buckley, D.C., dies
Feb 04 2015
A funeral Mass for Daughter of Charity Sister Teresa Buckley was offered Jan. 24.

Capuchin Franciscan Father Bernard Finerty Cumberland’s troubadour priest dies at 79
Jan 30 2015
For many Cumberland-area Catholics of recent years, Christmas wasn’t quite complete until they heard Capuchin Franciscan Father Bernard Finerty’s rendition of “Silent Night.”