Take a ‘white gloves’approach to new missal
Nov 23 2011
Way back in the 1960s, when all the various changes were taking place in the church after Vatican II, there were countless gatherings explaining the various changes. At one meeting, whenever a question was asked about why a particular change was made, the speaker always replied, “It’s the work of the Holy Spirit.” Having heard this comment over and over, one lady finally raised her hand and said: “Well, the Holy Spirit sure says a lot of things the Holy Ghost never said.”

An amazing grace
Nov 17 2011
Agnes Kane Callum, my mother, is a wonder to behold. Historian, genealogist and researcher, she was born in Baltimore, the fifth child among 12. Her parents were the late Phillip Moten and Mary Kane (nee Gough) of St. Mary’s County in southern Maryland. She was educated in Baltimore public schools, and at age 44 she returned to school and earned her bachelor of arts and master’s degrees from Morgan State University in 1973 and 1975, respectively, while maintaining her full-time job with the United States Postal Service. In 1973, she was designated a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, which led her to study at the University of Ghana at Legon, Accra. In 2008 she received an honorary doctorate degree in history from St. Mary’s College.

Independent living offers palate pleasing options
Nov 17 2011
Whether one chooses seared scallops with summer succotash, roasted red pepper bisque or bacon-wrapped pork medallions, there are plenty of options to entice the palates of residents in independent living communities.

Charlestown expands fitness opportunities
Nov 17 2011
The Baby Boomers are coming and Charlestown in Catonsville is ready to make them sweat.

Bil Keane, creator of ‘Family Circus’ comic strip, dies at age 89
Nov 12 2011
WASHINGTON – Bil Keane, the Catholic cartoonist who originated the comic strip “The Family Circus” more than 50 years ago, died Nov. 8 at age 89 in Paradise Valley, Ariz., near Phoenix. The cause of death was given as congestive heart failure.

Bishop Rozanski dedicates renovated parish center at St. Andrew by the Bay
Nov 07 2011
From top to bottom, St. Andrew by the Bay’s recently restored parish center is a significantly different place from what it had been.

More than 250 teens from Baltimore to head to Indianapolis
Nov 03 2011
Two years ago, Emily Moesner didn’t know what to expect as she headed to Kansas City, Mo. For the National Catholic Youth Conference. By the end of the first night there, she was transformed.

People pursue teaching love through Notre Dame graduate program
Oct 28 2011
In the fall of 2009, Gwyneth Carmichael was in-between jobs. The former salesperson for the Baltimore Examiner was looking for a change of careers.

St. Agnes steps up to support breast cancer patients
Oct 20 2011
The ladies of the Stepping Stones Breast Cancer Support Group at St. Agnes Hospital are as different as the varying stages of cancer they are living through, but they do share one important mantra: it’s better to be laughing than crying. On Oct. 6, that saying rang true as the group participated in its first-ever Healing through the Arts workshop.

Patricia Modell was a supporter of Catholic causes
Oct 13 2011
When Patricia Modell was presented the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross – a special papal honor, she called the recognition “absolutely wonderful,” but quickly added a caveat.