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Baltimore-native Father Oppitz survived famous ship’s sinking
Oct 12 2011
Fifty-five years after he narrowly avoided losing his life on board a sinking ship, Father Joseph W. Oppitz died under the care of the Redemptorist order he joined as a young man.

Funeral for Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai set for Oct. 8
Oct 06 2011
WASHINGTON - A funeral Mass for Wangari Maathai, a Catholic environmentalist and political leader who became the first black African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, was set for Oct. 8 in Holy Family Minor Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya.

Reform headline tip of iceberg
Oct 04 2011
“Priests want reform” (CR, Sept. 8) only tells the “tip of the iceberg” about the serious frustration of our priests worldwide. Hundreds of priests in Austria and thousands of priests in countries such as Germany, Ireland and Australia, as well as several countries in South America are all saying that the Vatican must listen to our concerns. It has been reported in the United States that this same frustration among our priests is growing.

Claverism in Baltimore
Sep 29 2011
As the Premier See of American Catholicism, Baltimore has always occupied an important place in the history of the church in America. This preeminence extends also to the history of Catholics of color. In addition to being home to the oldest religious community of women of color and the oldest parochial church canonically erected for the use of Catholics of color, Baltimore also holds an early place within the history of the Knights of Peter Claver.

Bingold’s miraculous journey leads to Baltimore
Sep 28 2011
Richard Bingold has been to hell and back. Now, he’s walking a path to heaven and hoping to take many other people along for the journey.

Wangari Maathai, Nobel laureate and environmentalist, dies at 71
Sep 27 2011
WASHINGTON – Wangari Maathai, a Catholic environmentalist and political leader who became the first black African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to empower women to work for environmental, economic and social justice, died Sept. 25 after a bout with cancer. She was 71.

Millersville parishioner elected national president of Holy Name Society
Sep 27 2011
At its height, the Holy Name Society boasted more than 40,000 members in 135 parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. More than a half century later, there are now about 500 members in 18 parishes.

Our Collaboration Continues
Sep 22 2011
Since the announcement of my new appointment as pro-grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem (and eventual departure from the Archdiocese of Baltimore), there have been many questions asked about how this news impacts my plans and priorities, specifically those related to the reorganization of parishes.

Police detain, threaten Mexican priest, activist, two migrants
Sep 19 2011
MEXICO CITY – A Catholic priest in southeastern Mexico–- known for his outspoken defense of undocumented Central Americans arriving from neighboring Guatemala – was detained for several hours and threatened by soldiers and state police.

Rio archbishop: World Youth Day to help Christians reconnect with faith
Sep 18 2011
WASHINGTON – By sending World Youth Day back to Latin America, Pope Benedict XVI is calling the world’s attention to the region’s Christian past, said Archbishop Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro, host city for the 2013 event.