Church should make views on homosexuality understandable, says priest

The Catholic Church not only needs to provide pastoral care for those with same-sex attraction but it should also make its teaching "accessible."

People react in Dublin as Ireland votes in favor of same-sex marriage May 23. In an interview with Catholic News Service Father Paul Check, director of a church apostolate that ministers to homosexuals, said the Catholic Church not only needs to provide pastoral care for those with same-sex attraction but it should also make its teaching "accessible, understandable and compelling for people." (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)

Coach Savage’s entire life was ‘in service to another’

At his funeral Mass, Loyola Blakefield's Jerry Savage was remembered for his grace, marriage of 51 years and selfless faith.

Jerry Savage, who coached the Loyola Blakefield boys’ basketball team from 1968 to 2003 and served the Archdiocese of Baltimore for nearly five decades, died May 23. The Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year award is given in his honor. (Courtesy Loyola Blakefield)

Polish leaders hope Pope Francis visits Auschwitz when he comes in 2016

Church leaders in Poland hope Pope Francis will visit the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in 2016.

In this January 1945 file photo, survivors of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp pose for a picture. (CNS photo/Auschwitz Museum, Reuters)

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Church should make views on homosexuality understandable, says priest
May 29 2015
The Catholic Church not only needs to provide pastoral care for those with same-sex attraction but it should also make its teaching "accessible."

Jerry Savage, who coached the Loyola Blakefield boys’ basketball team from 1968 to 2003 and served the Archdiocese of Baltimore for nearly five decades, died May 23. The Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year award is given in his honor. (Courtesy Loyola Blakefield) Coach Savage’s entire life was ‘in service to another’
May 28 2015
At his funeral Mass, Loyola Blakefield's Jerry Savage was remembered for his grace, marriage of 51 years and selfless faith.

In this January 1945 file photo, survivors of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp pose for a picture. (CNS photo/Auschwitz Museum, Reuters) Polish leaders hope Pope Francis visits Auschwitz when he comes in 2016
May 28 2015
Church leaders in Poland hope Pope Francis will visit the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in 2016.

Vincentian Father Eugene Sheridan, pastor of St. Cecilia, and Barry Simms, a parishioner, are among those whose outreach is supported by an Emmitsburg parish staffed by Vincentians. (Karen Osborne/CR Staff) Emmitsburg parishioners show generosity, concern for West Baltimore
May 28 2015
St. Joseph in Emmitsburg rallies in support of West Baltimore following city unrest.

Alan Garcia and Kate Rixey show off a scarf owned by their Spanish teacher, Ellen Smith. The two are part of group bound for Spain. (Karen Osborne/CR Staff) Beyond the Bell: St. Mary’s students anticipate trip to Spain
May 28 2015
Students from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis are Spain-bound.

Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden leads prayer during a May 26 prayer walk in West Baltimore. (Karen Osborne/CR Staff) At prayer walk, Bishop Madden floats ideas for helping West Baltimore
May 27 2015
Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden leads first prayer walk since the death of Freddie Gray Jr.