Faith grounds new Catholic Charities head
Jul 28 2009
William J. McCarthy Jr. is just getting started Aug. 1 as executive director of Catholic Charities, but his roots in the outreach organization stretch back to high school.
It’s amazing what the church can do
Jun 17 2009
One story that may never be fully told is the story of all the good that the Catholic Church does. The big ticket items are obvious for all to see – the tremendous contribution to education at the primary, secondary and college and university levels; the service to the poor and needy by Catholic Charities (a tip of the hat to Hal Smith); the worldwide service to 100 million people around the world by Catholic Relief Services.
Religious honored for decades of service at jubilee Mass
May 26 2009
At the conclusion of Mass May 23, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien looked out into the first few pews of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, and observed 46 clergy and religious celebrating milestone jubilees.
Catholic Charities names new leader as Smith retires
May 21 2009
Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien and the board of trustees of Catholic Charities have named William J. McCarthy Jr. to succeed Harold A. Smith as executive director of the Baltimore-based outreach agency.
Easter is season of joy for Catholics
Apr 14 2009
Holy Week 2009 will go down as one of the most memorable and joyful for many pastors and parishioners throughout the archdiocese, as nearly 900 people were received fully into the Catholic Church during the April 11 Easter Vigil – the biggest number in a decade.
Archbishop O’Brien leads Good Friday pro-life walk
Apr 10 2009
As at least seven women entered a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Howard Street in Baltimore April 10, about 200 Catholics stood on the opposite side of the street and peacefully prayed for them and their unborn children.
One job in high demand in troubled times: Counseling the unemployed
Mar 15 2009
WASHINGTON – As the March unemployment numbers showed another increase in the percentage of jobless people, one profession is, perversely, in greater demand: those who can provide counseling services to people whose emotional distress has outpaced their financial distress.
Speakers suggest ways to join pro-life, social justice efforts
Feb 27 2009
WASHINGTON – At a Feb. 25 workshop during the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, speakers asked for a show of hands from those who worked in pro-life ministries for their diocese or parish. A majority of workshop participants raised their hands.
People, Places, Things
Feb 26 2009
First through fourth-grade teachers at St. Thomas Aquinas School, Baltimore, were chosen as mentor teachers for College of Notre Dame of Maryland students in Baltimore for their 2009 Clinical Field Experience. Mary Cutter, Susan Smith, Madeline Coleman and Patti Latkowsky provided role modeling and guidance for college students Nicole Raymond, Katie Hauser, Maria Tannous and Kristen Tamulonis, who took part in school life for three weeks assisting teachers and working with students.
They described the school as “wonderful” reported Bonnie Russo, director of development, who said the mentors appreciated the extra help.
Catholics focus on Lent as time of reconciliation and renewal
Feb 13 2009
At St. John’s Catholic Prep School, students star in a film with a modern-day take on Lenten sacrifice. Simon, the top earner at a financial company, sacrifices his job so a co-worker with five children can keep his in the film, shot at the Frederick school.