Chrism Mass celebrates priestly unity
Apr 19 2011
As approximately 170 priests renewed their vows during the April 18 Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien choked up for a fleeting moment when he prayed that he would fulfill his office despite his own “unworthiness” – becoming more like the High Priest and Good Shepherd for the priests and people he serves.
Robert Twynham, acclaimed Baltimore composer and musician, dies at 80
Mar 29 2011
Robert Twynham, an internationally known composer of liturgical music and the longtime music director at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland, died March 23. He was 80. A memorial Mass is being planned for early May at Corpus Christi in Baltimore, his home parish.
WYD organizers expect more than 1 million in Madrid
Mar 17 2011
VATICAN CITY – With more than 1 million Catholic youths expected to converge on Madrid for World Youth Day in August, organizers are busy making final preparations, including the choice of new songs for the crowds to sing in addition to the much-criticized official hymn.
Mount seminarians cull leadership lessons from Civil War authority
Mar 11 2011
EMMITSBURG – In battle, inexperienced soldiers who prove willing and able to lead are soon at the head of their division. Today’s shortage of priests is no different – and an expert in Civil War battlefield leadership is imparting those lessons to a group of today’s seminarians.