Archbishop Lori reflects on the Year of St. Joseph Health care chaplains in Baltimore and beyond embrace self-care in COVID-19 work Religious order withdraws request to transfer founder’s remains to U.S. Deacon Davis, who served Overlea parish for decades, dies at 84 Archdiocese of Baltimore plans ‘Safe Haven Sunday’ to fight pornography Local News Deacon Davis, who served Overlea parish for decades, dies at 84 Paul McMullen February 26, 2021 “He ended up mentoring a lot of people,” Father Proffitt said. “He met people where they were. He was one of those deacons who got people past the idea that ‘we have to have a priest for a wedding or a baptism.’ Even in retirement, he continued to faithfully serve the community.” Archdiocese of Baltimore plans ‘Safe Haven Sunday’ to fight pornography George P. Matysek Jr. February 25, 2021 Parishes throughout the archdiocese will be encouraged to share pastoral resources for combatting pornography and to open up conversations about the dangers explicit materials pose to individuals, married couples and families. Pasadena parish cites pandemic in decision to close preschool Catholic Review Staff February 23, 2021 Seven months after declining enrollment led St. Jane Frances School in Pasadena to transition from a pre-K3 through grade 8 school to an early learning center serving 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds, it has announced that ongoing financial issues related to the coronavirus pandemic will close the preschool at the end of the current academic year. Father Snouffer, information technology trailblazer for archdiocese, dies at 83 Tim Swift February 23, 2021 Father Philip Snouffer, who pioneered the use of information technology at the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s central office in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Feb. 18 at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. More Local News World News Health care chaplains in Baltimore and beyond embrace self-care in COVID-19 work Carol Zimmermann February 26, 2021 “This suffering on a daily basis takes an emotional toll, ” said Sandra Michocki, a chaplain at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. “In order for it not to swallow us,” she said, chaplains have to remember that God is always with them and “when we’re weary or we’re tired, we show up anyway; that’s all we can do.” Religious order withdraws request to transfer founder’s remains to U.S. Simon Caldwell February 26, 2021 A religious order has withdrawn its request to exhume its founder and transfer some of her remains from England to Philadelphia. Heroes of love: New pathway open for future saints Carol Glatz February 25, 2021 The new pathway to canonization puts the focus on the nature of the candidate’s death — that it was a free and willing offer of one’s Christian life and a heroic acceptance, out of love, of a certain and early death. Bishops: If passed, Equality Act will ‘discriminate against people of faith Julie Asher February 25, 2021 If the House of Representatives passes the Equality Act, its mandates will “discriminate against people of faith” by adversely affecting charities and their beneficiaries, conscience rights, women’s sports, “and sex-specific facilities,” said the chairmen of five U.S. bishops’ committees. More World News Commentary A Lent full of promise, steak success, cooking with children, and more (7 Quick Takes) Rita Buettner February 27, 2021 This Lent holds a different kind of hope and promise. Archbishop Lori reflects on the Year of St. Joseph Archbishop William E. Lori February 26, 2021 St. Joseph’s example and intercession should encourage each of us to do our part in building up the household of the Church by a spirit of prayer, by a willing spirit of service, and by our witness to Christ. Reason for celibacy/ Blessing for non-sacramental marriage? Father Kenneth Doyle February 25, 2021 Father Doyle fields questions about reason for celibacy in the priesthood and a blessing for non-sacramental marriages. Pandemic Stories (or why there’s a Nerf gun in the tub) Rita Buettner February 25, 2021 Our daily lives are different in so many ways, transformed suddenly almost a year ago and then evolving bit by bit every day. A pandemic Lent, ox cookies, and Valentine’s gifts (7 Quick Takes) Rita Buettner February 19, 2021 In many ways, it feels we have been in one long Lent for almost a year now. More Commentary Featured Video A Mercy Medical Center hospital chaplain talks about the emotional toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on her and the spiritual lessons it’s brought to her ministry.