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St. Patrick in Fells Point re-opens after six months
Feb 23 2012
St. Patrick Church, which has been closed since an Aug. 23, 2011 earthquake shook the mid-Atlantic region, re-opened for an Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 22.

Former St. Mary’s president was demanding teacher, friend
Feb 23 2012
Sulpician Father William James Lee served as dean, rector and president of St. Mary's Seminary.

Monsignor Parks, beloved former pastor, dies
Feb 22 2012
Monsignor Richard E. Parks, a beloved former pastor at Sacred Heart of Mary, died after a lung cancer struggle.

Video/slideshow: Catholics observe Ash Wednesday
Feb 22 2012
Catholics across the Archdiocese of Baltimore attended Ash Wednesday Mass to begin the observation of Lent, the 40 days that lead to Easter.

Same-sex marriage is a focus at Lobby Night
Feb 21 2012
Nearly 600 Catholics from across Maryland came to Annapolis Feb. 20 for the 28th annual Lobby Night.

HHS mandate “absolute violation” of religious freedom
Feb 21 2012
First District U.S. Rep Andy Harris, a Republican and a Catholic, added his voice to the chorus of critics on a national health care mandate.

Father Thomas Walsh, ‘lover of creation,’ dies at 60
Feb 21 2012
Friends recalled Father Thomas Walsh as "a humble friar" who loved all God's creatures.

Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership coming to Baltimore
Feb 21 2012
Jesuit Father James Martin, the unofficial chaplain to the “Colbert Report” show on Comedy Central, and Bishop Gerald Kicanas are keynote speakers at the first Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership.

Same-sex marriage bill advances
Feb 21 2012
ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Senate is expected to begin debate Feb. 23 on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

House of Delegates passes bill legalizing same-sex marriage
Feb 18 2012
By a slim margin, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill Feb. 17 that would legalize same-sex marriage.