Australia prepares pilgrims’ center in Rome
Feb 12 2011
ROME – Surrounded by cement mixers, bricklayers and slabs of marble flooring, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney surveyed progress on an unusually ambitious construction project in Rome.

Catholic leaders offer support in spate of Baltimore fires
Dec 21 2010
Catholic leaders offered a supporting presence to families and emergency personnel in the spate of major fires that beleaguered Baltimore in December.

Catholic Charities helps woman find, hold onto job
Dec 16 2010
Shari Lynn Preston nodded out a window in the dining room at Our Daily Bread Employment Center in Baltimore.

Vatican Christmas: It may be short on snow, but it’s big in spirit
Dec 12 2010
VATICAN CITY – While snowfall is a rarity and Santa Claus is seldom seen, Christmas at the Vatican is truly unique.

Dreamers emulate styles of King, Day and Gandhi
Nov 24 2010
Some places work on you. They touch your heart and inspire awe. Omaha Beach in Normandy, Independence Hall, stops on the Underground Railroad. Recently, I visited one of those places, a defunct Woolworths, now the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C..

Retirement communities offer culinary delights
Nov 18 2010
Residents of Oak Crest Retirement Community in Parkville have ovens in their homes, but Del Lloyd has noticed that many people only use them for storage.

Couple finds happy life at Buckingham’s Choice
Nov 18 2010
ADAMSTOWN – As the 2000s approached, Sam and Delores Keiters were nearing their third decade of living in Montgomery County’s Silver Spring.

Men in Black showdown a slam dunk success
Nov 09 2010
Father T. Austin Murphy paced courtside in Archbishop Spalding High School’s gymnasium Nov. 5.

Pastor inspires flocks to make a difference in Peru
Oct 28 2010
Located high atop the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 14,000 feet, a small feeding center in Pampallacta, Peru, attracts 350 children every day – some of whom walk as many as three hours to get their daily meal.

A sweet tradition at Visitation Academy
Oct 04 2010
For the 110 students of Frederick’s Visitation Academy, Apple Dumpling Day is as American as, well, apple pie.