In Malawi, aid agencies eye simple changes to help resist drought
Nov 13 2011
SAGAWIKA, Malawi – With a little mulch from last season’s corn stalks, a deeper hole with more seeds and a few other tweaks of traditional corn-planting techniques, the villages of Nduwa and Sagawika might make it through the next drought in better shape.
Keeping it real: Preserving native art requires respect for cultures
Oct 08 2011
VATICAN CITY – Ceremonial and sacred objects from different parts of the world present enormous challenges for art restorers; they must clean, repair and preserve very unusual and delicate materials such as blue kingfisher bird feathers glued onto an 18th-century Chinese metal headdress or hair and reptile skin decorating an Ethiopian string instrument made out of a gourd.
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.
Ravens’ Matt Birk speaks up for life
Mar 15 2011
ANNAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood almost seemed like a permanent fixture in the Minnesota community where Baltimore Raven Matt Birk grew up. Located just two miles from his home in St. Paul, the abortion clinic operated for three straight decades.
Women gain fiscal sense through Catholic Charities finance classes
Aug 27 2010
My Sister’s Place Women’s Center in Baltimore is equipping its clients with the financial know-how to secure stable and more confident futures. The center is accomplishing its goals for the financial security of women through the offering of a financial literacy class in partnership with Baltimore CASH Campaign.
People, Places, Things
Feb 03 2009
Woodmont Academy students in Cooksville devoted Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to a day of apostolic service, performing works that benefitted the school community and a school in El Salvador.
Catholic survivor of Great Depression has not lost hope in economy
Nov 22 2008
PORTLAND, Ore. – Although Mary Barnes did not know much about the 1929 stock market crash that occurred when she was 5, she knew something was awry in the world.
Mrs. Barnes, born Mary Oster, and her seven siblings, were shielded from the family’s budget woes by their parents.
Financial-bailout rejection by Congress poses new concerns
Oct 03 2008
WASHINGTON – To those entrusted with husbanding the financial portfolios of Catholic foundations and institutions, the Sept. 29 rejection by the U.S. House of a $700 billion package to shore up the nation’s financial systems posed new concerns about the economy and those charged with overseeing it.