Catonsville Trinitarian lifts up persecuted Catholics in China Learning about Pope John Paul I’s life will help dispel myths, niece says In an irregular Preakness week, halting progress in Park Heights Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination gives spotlight to Notre Dame Law School Trump announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as U.S. Supreme Court nominee Local News Catonsville Trinitarian lifts up persecuted Catholics in China George P. Matysek Jr. September 29, 2020 Trinitarian Father Stan De Boe recalls meeting a relentless anti-Communist bishop in China who suffered four decades of political imprisonment. In an irregular Preakness week, halting progress in Park Heights Paul McMullen September 28, 2020 St. Ambrose in Park Heights will mark 30 years under the guidance of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars Oct. 3, the same day as an unusual Preakness Stakes. Let your faith inform your vote, Archbishop Lori tells Maryland parishioners Tim Swift September 25, 2020 As early voting begins in some states for the coming presidential election, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is urging his parishioners to be guided by the principles of Catholic social teaching as they complete their ballots. Notre Dame Preparatory School earns National Blue Ribbon Catholic Review Staff September 24, 2020 For the second time in eight years and the third time since the program began in 1982, Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. More Local News World News Catonsville Trinitarian lifts up persecuted Catholics in China George P. Matysek Jr. September 29, 2020 Trinitarian Father Stan De Boe recalls meeting a relentless anti-Communist bishop in China who suffered four decades of political imprisonment. Learning about Pope John Paul I’s life will help dispel myths, niece says Carol Glatz September 29, 2020 Conspiracy theories and dark intrigue about Pope John Paul I’s untimely death just one month after his election should be set aside and his life and legacy made more widely known, said his niece. Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination gives spotlight to Notre Dame Law School Carol Zimmermann September 28, 2020 If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will be the first Notre Dame Law School graduate to sit on the bench of the nation’s highest court and the only sitting justice with a law degree not from Harvard or Yale. Trump announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as U.S. Supreme Court nominee Carol Zimmermann September 26, 2020 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Eight days after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump announced Sept. 26 that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, is his nominee to fill that seat. The president said he was honored to nominate Barrett whom he described as “one… More World News Commentary Scattering love: 10 sneaky ways to practice selfless gestures of kindness Suzanna Molino Singleton September 28, 2020 What selfless gestures could we practice unseen on friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, yes even strangers? Bless me, Father…this is my first drive-through confession Rita Buettner September 27, 2020 Last week I found myself longing for God’s grace. I decided I would try to find a way to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Celebrating 16 years and counting and other highlights from our week (7 Quick Takes) Rita Buettner September 25, 2020 Sixteen years ago, my father walked me up the aisle of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, and John was waiting for me at the altar. Archbishop Lori on the good of the country Archbishop William E. Lori September 25, 2020 Our votes will have real-life consequences for many people. Thus, we should do our best to discern those consequences. Woe to those who gossip Elise Italiano Ureneck September 23, 2020 Gossip may be shared between two people, let’s say by a tweet and reply or a Facebook post on another person’s wall, but it is shared with the knowledge that both parties’ followers will see it. What is most pernicious is that it’s often shared not in spite of that knowledge but because of it. More Commentary Featured Video During his general audience Sept. 23, Pope Francis said everyone is responsible for healing society after COVID-19.