Ship visitors are lifeline to AOS ministry
Dec 20 2006
Imagine living away from family and friends for months, facing isolation, depression, and loneliness while working backbreaking, sometimes 24-hour shifts on a container ship in foreign ports; sometimes with insufficient food, nothing to foster spirituality, delayed paychecks, meager entertainment and limited recreational time. Such is the reality for some merchant marines who labor intensively on the bleak-looking ships docked at Dundalk Marine Terminal and other Baltimore ports.

St. Michael’s Creative Corner instills love of reading in the young
Dec 09 2006
Maria “Gladys” Garcia believes the key to a good educational foundation can be found between the colorful covers of books, and she has found a corner in St. Michael’s Church where she can join other parents who read to their children.

Bishop Loverde's new pastoral focuses on 'evil of pornography'
Dec 02 2006
ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- The "evil of pornography" has spread like a plague throughout the culture thanks to mainstream entertainment and threatens the fabric of society far beyond the boundaries of church and school, said Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde in a new pastoral letter.