Mosque suicide bombing targets police, dozens dead Archdiocese launches anti-racism program: ‘In God’s Image: A Racial Justice Journey for All’ Scholars, diplomats reflect on U.S. and church’s response to the Holocaust Pope preaches peace, cooperation, resilience to a Congo ‘gasping for breath’ Archbishop Lori tells conference to look at ‘root’ of violence, poverty Local News Archdiocese launches anti-racism program: ‘In God’s Image: A Racial Justice Journey for All’ Gerry Jackson January 31, 2023 The archdiocese plans to kick off its “In God’s Image: A Racial Journey for All” program with a prayer service at St. Bernardine in West Baltimore Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Archbishop Lori tells conference to look at ‘root’ of violence, poverty Maria-Pia Negro Chin January 31, 2023 Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that in order to help mothers and children thrive as a way to build peace, “we really have to think about the root causes of the violence and the poverty that we see all around us.” Mercy on the move with athletic advancements Adam Zielonka January 31, 2023 Mercy gym renovations followed the installation of Mary Anne Heckwolf ’66 Field, the first field at a Baltimore-area girls’ school with lighting for nighttime games and a digital scoreboard. Make Jesus’ ‘Gospel friendship’ the heart of Catholic social ministry, says Baltimore’s Bishop Lewandowski Julie Asher January 30, 2023 Auxiliary Bishop Bruce A. Lewandowski of Baltimore recalled in a homily Jan. 28 the kind of greeting he would always receive from a Puerto Rican woman who was a member of the parish he pastored in Philadelphia’s Kensington section, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. More Local News World News Mosque suicide bombing targets police, dozens dead Junno Arocho Esteves January 31, 2023 Dozens of people, mostly police and security forces, were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northeastern Pakistan. Scholars, diplomats reflect on U.S. and church’s response to the Holocaust Justin McLellan January 31, 2023 More than three-quarters of a century after the largest genocide in history, the United States and the Catholic Church are still making sense of their response to the Holocaust. Pope preaches peace, cooperation, resilience to a Congo ‘gasping for breath’ Cindy Wooden January 31, 2023 The people of Congo are more precious than any of the gems or minerals found in the earth beneath their feet, yet they have been slaughtered by warmongers and exploited by prospectors, Pope Francis said. New translation tweaks to sacrament of penance take effect this Lent Gina Christian January 31, 2023 The experience of the sacrament of penance in the Roman rite will be slightly different this Lent, thanks to approved changes in the English translation set to take effect in a few weeks. More World News Commentary Question Corner: Leaving early and the paschal candle Jenna Marie Cooper January 30, 2023 The final blessing is the official conclusion of the Mass, so — in that sense — once the final blessing is said, Mass is over and you may leave without technically missing any of the Mass. An open letter to Marie Kondo: Thanks for sparking my joy Rita Buettner January 28, 2023 Dear Marie, I’m grinning ear to ear. I hear you’ve given up on a tidy house—and that you’re happier for it. Question Corner: Burning or burying sacramentals? And why use holy water? Jenna Marie Cooper January 25, 2023 If you have sacramental objects which you no longer need but which are still in relatively good shape, the best and easiest thing to do is pass them along to someone else who could use them. Centered on Christ Archbishop William E. Lori January 24, 2023 Christ is at the center, there in the midst of all that we do, the way we approach every subject, every aspect of the school. Resolution Revival: Assemble a team to get back to your goals Robyn Barberry January 23, 2023 Whenever you can, ask the people closest to you, your family and your best friends, to keep reminding you of your goal and, when possible, to join you in pursuing it. More Commentary Featured Video Pope Francis reflected on the first of the Beatitudes during his Angelus Jan. 29.