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Baltimore Catholic schools to receive $3.5 million
Dec 30 2006
A Baltimore-based Jewish foundation is pledging $3.5 million to Catholic schools in Baltimore in an effort to boost enrollment and attract even more financial support for urban-based Catholic education. In a Dec. 14 event at the Catholic Center in Baltimore, Cardinal William H. Keeler of Baltimore and Donn Weinberg of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced that the foundation would donate $500,000 in 2006 and $1 million for the next three years to benefit at-risk students in kindergarten to 12th grade at one of 17 Catholic elementary/middle schools and three high schools.

Bishop Malooly dedicates $6 million St. Bartholomew
Dec 18 2006
As cold, wintry winds whipped across the former farmland where the grand brick church now stands, some 700 people huddled in front of the $6 million structure and strained to watch Bishop Malooly accept the keys and construction documents of the new church. Festooned in brightly colored capes and feathered caps, members of sword-bearing Knights of Columbus formed an honor guard as Bishop Malooly processed into the building while the choir sang “Alleluia! Sing To Jesus.”

Weinberg Foundation: $3.5 million to Catholic Schools
Dec 18 2006
A Baltimore-based Jewish foundation is pledging $3.5 million to Baltimore City Catholic schools in an effort to boost enrollment and attract even more financial support for urban-based Catholic education. In a Dec. 14 event at the Catholic Center in Baltimore, Cardinal William H. Keeler and Donn Weinberg of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced the Weinberg Foundation will donate $500,000 this year and $1 million for the next three years to benefit at-risk students who attend K-12 in one of 17 Catholic elementary/middle schools and three high schools. The grant is contingent on the Archdiocese of Baltimore finding matching grants from other donors.

Basilica windows sparkle in new home
Dec 15 2006
On a recent sunny afternoon, the stained glass windows at St. Louis in Clarksville sparkled with a radiance few could have imagined when they stood in their original home at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. Illuminated by the mid-day sun, brilliant shades of cobalt blue, deep purples and fiery reds seemed to leap from the glass and command a visitor’s gaze.

‘Hate eats you inside’: 95-year-old Holocaust survivor speaks at John Carroll
Dec 05 2006
Georges Selzer stood naked in the snow when guards at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland tattooed a camp number on his left forearm: 101100. Standing at a podium more than six decades later, the 95-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor calmly unbuttoned and rolled up his left sleeve to show some 30 students at The John Carroll School in Bel Air the deep purple digits that remain emblazoned on his body and in his soul.

1st Northeast Baltimore Spanish Mass attracts more than expected
Dec 05 2006
Maria Santini of Parkville received an early Christmas present during her weekly visit to St. Michael the Archangel, Overlea. Dec. 3 – a Mass celebrated in her native Spanish language The Venezuelan-born parishioner of the church joined her two daughters and bilingual husband, along with more than 100 fellow Spanish-speaking Catholics, for the parish’s first Mass articulated in this language.

Good Shepherd Sisters devote lives to prayer, helping women
Nov 23 2006
In a fast-paced age of cell phones, digital television and rampant consumerism, seven Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd live quite different lives at their Baltimore convent.

Father Karoor’s new novel tells tale of the early church
Jul 20 2006
When Father Isaac Karoor was growing up in Kerala, India, he was put off by the way he saw women treated.

Armless guitarist strums message of hope
Jan 24 2006
Tony Melendez calls it the kiss that changed his life.

Good Shepherd Center plans leadership change
Dec 08 2005
Sister Mary Rosaria Baxter, R. G. S., is stepping down as president of Good Shepherd Center in Halethorpe after 16 years leading the residential treatment facility for adolescent girls with emotional and behavioral difficulties of a psychiatric nature.