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Cathedral of Mary Our Queen reaches out beyond Catholic community
Aug 16 2011
As winter snow lay on the ground, two horses pulled a carriage to the front of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland Jan. 19. They carried the flag-draped coffin of William H. Torbit Jr., a Baltimore City police officer who was shot and killed several days earlier and whose life was to be memorialized by friends and family inside the cathedral.

We Hear You
Aug 11 2011
Last week, I updated you on the consultations that have taken place this summer to guide the development of a process for parish planning in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Early implementation
Aug 11 2011
Q. We’ve heard that Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien is allowing us to implement the new sung parts of the revised Mass as early as September. We’re not sure what that includes or how a parish is to go about it. If we don’t sing, can we recite these prayers? Any recommendations?

Young adults bring new life to Highlandtown parish
Aug 10 2011
Before young adults began moving into the Highlandtown neighborhoods surrounding St. Elizabeth of Hungary in the last few years, Mildred Steibe never heard a baby cry at Mass.

‘Day in the life’ varies, according to individual
Aug 04 2011
As families investigate different levels of elder care available for loved ones, developing a day-to-day mental picture of a facility or type of care can be as important as the basic facts.

Former Curley principal named Georgia bishop
Jul 19 2011
Conventual Franciscan Father Gregory Hartmayer, principal of Archbishop Curley High School during the mid-1980s, has been named Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah in Georgia.

Baltimore has biggest Hearts on Fire crowd yet
Jul 12 2011
Jesuit Father Phil Hurley was back home July 8-9 and he couldn’t have been happier.

Growing up Millennial: Are young people too cool for religion?
Jun 30 2011
Lauren Janniello wants everything from her Catholic faith. The rising senior at Loyola University Maryland grew up in what she described as a “conservative” parish in Montgomery County, one which placed a strong emphasis on the sacraments.

Youthful supreme knight of Peter Claver sees God’s hand leading him
Jun 25 2011
WASHINGTON – When Fredron DeKarlos Blackmon was elected to lead the Knights of Peter Claver last September, it was a natural progression of his involvement as a professional lay Catholic.

Significant growth of Hispanic population enriches our parishes
Jun 23 2011
The Hispanic community in the Archdiocese of Baltimore has grown significantly in the past 10 years. According to the 2010 Census data there has been a 152 percent increase in the population. This is from approximately 58,000 in 2000 to 146,000 in 2010. Conservative estimates affirm that 70 percent of this population is Catholic. The growth has been visible in the 18 parishes with Hispanic ministry. With this new influx of Hispanics, comes a vibrancy and creativity that enriches the whole church.