Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek: Poor in spirit Door-to-door ministry: Jesuit parish leaders visit every family in faith community Movie Review: West Side Story God dreams of a world where all are welcomed as family, pope says New Orleans billboard campaign reminds all to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ Local News Door-to-door ministry: Jesuit parish leaders visit every family in faith community Priscila González de Doran December 3, 2021 Adrienne Marra was in the middle of household chores when her doorbell rang. She wondered who could be visiting in the middle of the pandemic, given that many institutions were forced to shut down and households had to quarantine and practice social distancing. To her surprise and delight, it was a friendly face from her… Giving Tuesday supporters’ generosity ‘goes above and beyond’ Priscila González de Doran December 2, 2021 Donors throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore pitched in to make “Giving Tuesday” a creative way of supporting parishes and Catholic outreach agencies of the area Nov. 30. Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes 11 new seminarians George P. Matysek Jr. December 2, 2021 There are 11 new seminarians preparing to become priests for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, bringing the total number of seminarians to 54. Young adults talk synod around a bonfire Priscila González de Doran December 2, 2021 Sitting around a crackling bonfire and sipping hot apple cider, a group of young adults gathered outside St. John the Evangelist Church in Severna Park Nov. 5 to talk about the future of the Catholic Church and share their input regarding Pope Francis’ 2021-23 Synod on Synodality. More Local News World News Vatican announces pope will bring migrants from Cyprus to Italy Cindy Wooden December 3, 2021 After Pope Francis denounced putting up “barbed wire” to keep out migrants and the practice of pushing boats back to countries where they face conditions similar to a “lager,” the Vatican announced he would help move a dozen migrants from Cyprus to Italy before Christmas. God dreams of a world where all are welcomed as family, pope says Cindy Wooden December 3, 2021 Pope Francis told migrants that, like them, God dreams of a world where everyone recognizes each other as brothers and sisters. New Orleans billboard campaign reminds all to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ Peter Finney Jr. December 3, 2021 Eternal hope is the overarching message of Christmas: A child born in a barn changed the world. Pope accepts resignation of Paris archbishop, who denies accusations Carol Glatz December 2, 2021 Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris, who had offered to step down to avoid “becoming a source of divisions,” after an article in the Le Point weekly claimed he mismanaged his archdiocese and had an affair with a woman while he was vicar general. More World News Commentary Delightful lunches, holiday craft fairs, and other Advent fun Rita Buettner December 5, 2021 There’s such beauty to the statement, “The chef prepares the salmon medium-well. Does that work for you?” Discover joy on your Advent journey Rita Buettner December 4, 2021 And there was so much grace. So much love. So much joy. Take back joy Father Joseph Breighner December 4, 2021 Of all the lines written and spoken about Christianity, the words of St. Athanasius always speak to me: “God became human so that humans could become God.” Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek: Poor in spirit Father Richard Malloy, S.J. December 4, 2021 Walter Ciszek was a tough kid growing up in the rugged coal country of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. In the mysterious ways of God, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1928 and, as a novice, offered to go to the Russian missions. In 1938, he was sent to Poland and later accompanied… ‘Full of grace’ George P. Matysek Jr. December 2, 2021 We can never be the kind of missionary disciples our church needs if our lives are not set apart. For us to attract others to Christ, people must notice something different in us – a joy, a goodness and a love for God and others that makes people want to… More Commentary Featured Video Loyola Blakefield defeated Calvert Hall at the 101st Turkey Bowl Nov. 25. Watch a slideshow above and click here for the full story.