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Catholic officials call for calm after Congo’s election violence
Nov 30 2011
KINSHASA, Congo – Catholic officials called for calm after a tense day of polling in which violent incidents claimed the lives of nearly a dozen people during Congo’s presidential and legislative elections.

Penn State crisis shows sex abuse pervasive in US society, many say
Nov 27 2011
LEVITTOWN, Pa. – The child sexual abuse crisis at Penn State University brings into focus the harsh reality that the problem is pervasive in U.S. society, according to experts in the field and church officials.

Revised Roman Missal binds Catholics across a 2,000-year history
Nov 24 2011
WASHINGTON – When the third edition of the English-language version of the Roman Missal is implemented at Advent, it will mark the continuing evolution of the eucharistic liturgy that began in the earliest days of the church.

Catholic Charities independent living offers fun, friendship to new resident
Nov 17 2011
Kitty Coomes couldn’t be happier in her new independent living home.

Dying Mount St. Joseph leader humbled by papal honor
Nov 15 2011
It’s not unusual for Xaverian Brother James Kelly, president of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, to receive a phone call from Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, the apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Archbishop O'Brien reflects on lessons learned after 9/11
Sep 07 2011
“They were getting messages from their commanders,” Archbishop O’Brien said. “‘We need our chaplains. Where is our chaplain?’”

Justice Scalia urges Christians to have courage
Oct 25 2010
ANNAPOLIS – Although the sophisticated may deride them as simple-minded, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said traditional Christians should have the courage to embrace their faith.

Brooks Robinson, Oriole legend, buoyed by faith, family, friends
May 05 2010
When Lee May cracked a two-bouncer past third base in game one of the 1970 World Series, Brooks Robinson’s response was nothing short of legendary

Monsignor Armstrong, longtime rector of cathedral, set to retire
Nov 11 2009
When Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien referred to the rector of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as “the indomitable, irrepressible Monsignor Robert Armstrong,” hundreds of parishioners interrupted the archbishop’s Nov. 15 cathedral homily with applause.

St. Vincent’s Center succeeds with the toughest cases
Dec 09 2007
Imagine children who have been removed from their home for their own protection. Imagine that these children are abused and frightened. They have physical and psychiatric problems so deep that most care providers with the best of intentions can’t help them.