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Archbishop O’Brien named head of Order of the Holy Sepulcher in Rome
Aug 31 2011
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien of Baltimore as Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order (Knights) of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, based in Rome. The appointment was announced simultaneously in Rome and in Washington, Aug. 29.

Archbishop O’Brien will head Holy Sepulcher, temporarily continue as apostolic administrator
Aug 29 2011
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien of Baltimore as pro-grand master of the Equestrian Order (Knights) of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, based in Rome. The appointment was announced simultaneously in Rome and in Washington, Aug. 29.

Ella’s effects go beyond contraception to abortion, experts say
Aug 26 2011
WASHINGTON – In marketing materials for ella, the emergency contraception pill that will be available without co-pay or deductible to American women of child-bearing age under the new health reform plan, a cartoon character egg peeks out from behind a glass door while a cartoon character sperm stands on the steps, apparently cajoling her to come outside.

As hurricane approaches, Archbishop O'Brien urges area Catholics to use caution
Aug 26 2011
Archbishop O'Brien is reminding Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore that Church law excuses them from fulfilling the Sunday obligation to attend Mass due to a grave cause, such as unsafe travel due to severe weather conditions.

Guest column: The American ‘Creed’
Aug 25 2011
I am most grateful to Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, who has given me permission to reprint a recent article of his. The second part appears this week. I am very well aware of the contentious nature of this issue among our people. I hope that Archbishop Gomez’ distinctive approach would be helpful in advancing the discussion.

Traditionalist leader is called to attend talks with Vatican officials
Aug 24 2011
VATICAN CITY – The head of a group of traditionalist Catholics will meet with the Vatican Sept. 14 to continue a series of doctrinal discussions.

Pope tells young to build on their faith, share it with the world
Aug 22 2011
MADRID – Pope Benedict XVI saw that 1.4 million young people could be buffeted by gusty winds and drenched by a driving rain and still fall silently to their knees to adore the Eucharist.

Pope, young people remain together through challenges
Aug 22 2011
MADRID – Pope Benedict XVI’s aides had seen enough. The pontiff was trying to lead a World Youth Day vigil Aug. 20 at Cuatro Vientos, a former air base, when a powerful thunderstorm swept into town.

How will life be different for WYD pilgrims?
Aug 22 2011
MADRID – The 26 pilgrims of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, plus young people from Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville and St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, had memorable experiences during their week-long stay at World Youth Day.

Military members, their families enjoy sharing faith with many cultures
Aug 20 2011
MADRID – Although he and his group were unable to get very close to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to World Youth Day, Erick Arellano, a senior airman with the U.S. Air Force, still felt the excitement of being among the thousands that packed the Spanish capital’s Plaza de Cibeles.