PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS
Nov 26 2008
Two evenings of fun, fellowship and blanket-making in the parish center of St. Mark, Catonsville, resulted in sending more than 130 fleece blankets to Soldier’s Angels (www.soldiersangels.org), an organization distributing blankets before Christmas to 180,000 deployed soldiers.
‘Big sister’ keeps 100-year-old nun in high spirits
Sep 04 2008
She’s a full six years younger than 100-year-old Sister Joachim Scally, R.S.M., but that doesn’t stop Sister Kateri Sullivan, R.S.M., from proudly calling herself Sister Joachim’s “big sister.”
Retired Redemptorists moving to Timonium
Sep 01 2008
Elderly and infirmed Redemptorist priests and brothers will be relocating from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to the Baltimore Archdiocese, as the religious order recently signed an agreement to lease the fifth floor of the Pangborn Wing of Stella Maris in Timonium.
Northwood parish recognized
May 17 2008
St. Matthew, Northwood, was recognized by the Arc of Baltimore May 7 at the organization’s annual banquet for implementing a Parents Day Out Program, an opportunity for respite for parents of children with developmental disabilities.
Popes, Power, and World Politics: From Leo XIII to Benedict XVI
May 15 2008
Pope Pius IX died in 1878. The longest-reigning pope in history spent the last eight years of his pontificate as the self-styled “prisoner of the Vatican, as the anticlerical forces of Italian reunification had incorporated the ancient Papal States into the new Kingdom of Italy. (Pius had instructed his army to fire one volley, “for honor,” and then surrender their hopeless cause.) When Pius died, fears of foreign political interference in the election of a new pope led Britain’s Cardinal Henry Edward Manning to suggest that the conclave be held in Malta, under the protective guns of the Royal Navy.
Holy Communion offers spiritual strength to the sick
May 10 2008
For years, Horace Wisniewski faithfully brought Holy Communion to the sick and dying throughout Dundalk. But after a heart attack slowed him down about a year ago, the roles changed. Now the 90-year-old extraordinary minister of Holy Communion relies on others to bring the Eucharist to him.