Vatican announces Pope John Paul II beatification events
Feb 20 2011
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican released a three-day schedule of events for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, and warned against people selling counterfeit tickets to the beatification liturgy, which is free and open to all.
Police arrest man for stealing from poor box
Oct 26 2009
Anne Arundel County police arrested James Allan Thomas for stealing from a poor box at St. Mary in Annapolis Oct. 16. Thomas, who had previously been banned from church property, was charged with theft, destruction of property and trespassing. Video surveillance showed Thomas opening the poor box and removing cash, according to a police statement.
San Francisco chapel is setting for national TV Christmas special
Dec 17 2008
SAN FRANCISCO – A one-hour television Christmas special set at the Porziuncola Chapel Shrine at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco was taped Dec. 9 and 10 and was to be distributed to ABC affiliates nationally for broadcast at their discretion Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
Could broadcast indecency regulation spread to cable TV?
Sep 07 2008
WASHINGTON – Earlier this summer, a federal court told the Federal Communications Commission that it was wrong to fine CBS over the 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” in which singer Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed. Last year, another federal court struck down the FCC’s “fleeting indecency” standard when the FCC levied fines against networks for obscene language on live programs.
Biblical scholar to deliver lecture
Feb 15 2008
Bishop N.T. Wright, Anglican bishop of Durham, England, and one of the world’s most prominent biblical theologians, will deliver the 40th Anniversary Lectures at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Roland Park, Feb. 25-26. The lecture series, part of the Ecumenical Institute’s celebration of 40 years of theological education in Baltimore, will be titled “The Bible and the Future.”
Testimonial dinner to honor Cardinal Keeler
Aug 02 2007
The Archdiocese of Baltimore will hold a testimonial dinner for Cardinal William H. Keeler Sept. 6 at the Baltimore Convention Center to honor the prelate’s 18 years of service in the Premier See.