Sellinger, Bramble assume leadership roles for Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic schools

In the newly created position, Sellinger will promote the enrollment and fiscal health of the archdiocese’s nearly 50 Catholic schools.

James B. Sellinger, a former vice president for IBM’s North American operations, will serve as chancellor of education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools. (Courtesy Archdiocese of Baltimore)

Gossip, anger, bitterness come when celibacy is sterility, pope says

One of the dangers of a “sterile” form of celibacy is bitterness and gossip, Pope Francis told a group of priests and bishops in Caserta.

Pope Francis, who spoke about resisting the mafia

Halethorpe funeral offered for Father Messer, 90

UPDATED with comments from many who knew him. A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Valentine Messer was offered July 21.

A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Valentine Messer was offered July 21 at Church of the Ascension in Halethorpe. Father Messer died July 16. He was 90. (CR File Photo)

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Sellinger, Bramble assume leadership roles for Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic schools
Jul 28 2014
In the newly created position, Sellinger will promote the enrollment and fiscal health of the archdiocese’s nearly 50 Catholic schools.

Gossip, anger, bitterness come when celibacy is sterility, pope says
Jul 28 2014
One of the dangers of a “sterile” form of celibacy is bitterness and gossip, Pope Francis told a group of priests and bishops in Caserta.

Halethorpe funeral offered for Father Messer, 90
Jul 28 2014
UPDATED with comments from many who knew him. A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Valentine Messer was offered July 21.

Loyola Blakefield Players performing ‘Godspell’ in Scotland
Jul 26 2014
The thespians will travel more than 3,000 miles to perform “Godspell” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, held Aug. 1-25.

Seton Keough teacher admits to allegations of sexual abuse of three former students in 1980s
Jul 25 2014
The Archdiocese of Baltimore has learned of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Helene Murtha, 58, a teacher at The Seton Keough High School in Baltimore.

Obama administration says it plans opt-out alternative on mandate
Jul 24 2014
The Obama administration has filed a brief indicating it plans to develop an alternative for Catholic and other religious nonprofit employers.