Specialized summer camps engage children
Apr 28 2011
While for parents, summer camp may bring to mind days filled with scavenger hunts and popsicle-stick art, today's kids have a lot more sophisticated summertime options. Old-fashioned summer camps are still part of the mix, but a whole host of specialized camps now give children the chance to concentrate a single area – i.e., arts, sports or music – for a few weeks each summer. Below is a sampling of camps offered throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Nearly 800 initiated into faith in archdiocese
Apr 26 2011
Referencing the words of Pope Benedict XVI and St. Augustine, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien welcomed eight men and women into full communion with the Catholic Church April 23, during the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland.
Catholic Review awarded regional journalism honors
Apr 26 2011
LINTHICUM – In one of its best showings in recent years, The Catholic Review was honored by the Maryland, Delaware, DC Press Association with eight editorial awards and 10 advertising awards during an April 21-22 convention at the Sheraton BWI Hotel.
Companions on the road to Easter
Apr 21 2011
ROME – For the past six weeks, I’ve had the privilege of participating in the station church pilgrimage of Lent, a Roman tradition that dates back to Christian antiquity. From at least the early fourth century, the pope celebrated Mass during Lent with his clergy and the Roman Christian community at a designated “station” church. As Christianity became a more public faith, these “stations” were often basilicas built to honor Roman martyrs, constructed atop or around a former house church. Pope St. Gregory the Great fixed the order of the Roman station church pilgrimage in the sixth century, although further stations were added later as the Roman Church began to celebrate Mass on every one of the Forty Days.