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Sweethearts reunite after 50 years
Jan 11 2007
Bernie Anderson met Catherine (Ashby) Anderson while attending Towson Catholic High School, Towson, some 50 years ago and after all those years, “she is still a beautiful lady,” Mr. Anderson said about his new bride. On Nov. 25, in front of more than 100 family, friends and old classmates, 75 year-old Mr. and Mrs. Anderson wed in the sun-filled chapel at the Carmelite Monastery in Baltimore.

Sister Jeannine Gramick honored as Mother Teresa laureate
Dec 23 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (CNS) -- Loretto Sister Jeannine Gramick has been honored as a laureate of the 2006 Mother Teresa Awards, sponsored by the St. Bernadette Institute of Sacred Art in Albuquerque. The award, presented in November in Los Angeles, acknowledges Sister Jeannine's "role as American human rights activist, ministering to Catholic gays and lesbians," according to a news release.

Bookstore owners earn spiritual currency
Dec 22 2006
Dolores Orlando of Towson recently walked into the Catholic Corner Bookstore determined to find specific Christmas cards and a statue of St. Joseph, and looked relieved when she spotted the establishment’s owner, Joan Linz. “Joan, I really need your help,” said Ms. Orlando, an Immaculate Conception, Towson, parishioner. The bookshop keeper, a parishioner of St. Ursula in Parkville, assured her longtime customer a shipment of Christmas cards would be arriving later that evening and helped her select a St. Joseph statue for a friend. This is the kind of help on which 50-year-old Ms. Linz thrives, and it is part of her store’s mission to provide fellow Catholics with the tools to become closer to God.

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.”

Traditional Interfaith service to center on blessings for 2007
Dec 16 2006
Maryland Gov.-elect Martin O’Malley heads the list of participants expected at the 14th Annual New Year’s Eve Interfaith Service at St. Ignatius, Baltimore, Dec. 31. The traditional Jewish, Christian and Muslim interfaith service will begin at 8 p.m. with a 30-minute musical program, followed by prayers for blessings in the New Year.

St. Mark the Evangelist
Apr 25 2006
St. Mark the Evangelist was a disciple of St. Peter. Sometime before the year 60 he wrote the second Gospel, which he wrote in Greek for the converts to Christianity. He traveled with St. Barnabas and St. Paul on a missionary trip through Cyprus. St. Mark also evangelized in Alexandria, Egypt, where he established the church and began a Christian school. He was martyred in the same city on April 25, 68. Often represented in art as a lion, St. Mark is patron saint of lions, notaries and Egypt.

Blessed Angelico
Feb 18 2006
Blessed Angelico was born near Florence, Italy, in 1387. He joined the Dominicans in Italy in 1407. He was taught to illuminate missals and manuscripts. Blessed with natural talent, he became very dedicated to religious art. His works can be seen throughout Italy. He is a patron of artists.