Bishops vote to draft teaching document on the Eucharist Jim Phelan, basketball coach who elevated Mount St. Mary’s profile, dies at 92 Deacon George Evans, part of the first class of American permanent deacons, to celebrate 50 years of ministry Communion proposal highlights first two days of bishops’ meeting Archbishop Lori establishes coordinating council to lead efforts against racism Local News Jim Phelan, basketball coach who elevated Mount St. Mary’s profile, dies at 92 Paul McMullen June 18, 2021 Few laymen matched his contributions to the Mount, which gave Phelan a one-year contract to coach in 1954. It turned into 49 uninterrupted seasons on the same campus, the third longest in the history of the sport. Deacon George Evans, part of the first class of American permanent deacons, to celebrate 50 years of ministry Tim Swift June 18, 2021 Deacon Evans’ work has spanned generations. He would celebrate the weddings of young couples and years later be on hand for the baptisms and marriages of their children. Sister Mary Theresa McFadden, former pastoral associate, dies at 90 Catholic Review Staff June 18, 2021 A funeral Mass will be offered at 2 p.m. June 18 at Our Lady of Victory in Arbutus for Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Mary Theresa McFadden, a longtime pastoral associate at Our Lady of Victory who died May 29 at 90. Archbishop Lori establishes coordinating council to lead efforts against racism Christopher Gunty June 17, 2021 Archbishop William E. Lori has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Bruce A. Lewandowski, C.Ss.R., to lead a coordinating council established to implement recommendations to fight hatred and racism and prioritize equity and inclusion. More Local News World News Bishops vote to draft teaching document on the Eucharist Dennis Sadowski June 18, 2021 The U.S. bishops approved by a wide margin a plan to draft a document to examine the “meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church” following a lengthy debate during their spring general assembly. Communion proposal highlights first two days of bishops’ meeting Catholic News Service June 17, 2021 A proposed document to examine the “meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church” received a thorough discussion June 17 during the second day of U.S. bishops’ spring general assembly. Movie Review: ‘Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway ‘ Joseph McAleer June 17, 2021 The beloved characters created by Beatrix Potter in her series of children’s books stray even further from their amiable roots in this sequel to the 2018 film, a blend of live action and computer-generated animation once again directed and co-written by Will Gluck. Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case Carol Zimmermann June 17, 2021 In a unanimous decision June 17, the Supreme Court said that a Catholic social service agency should not have been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster care program because it did not accept same-sex couples as foster parents. More World News Commentary When they grow up Rita Buettner June 17, 2021 It was a summer evening, and I was home from college. My father and I were taking a walk together through my parents’ neighborhood when we saw a mother and her little girl—maybe 6 or 7 years old—walking on the other side of the street. My father waved, and the… The saving gift of fatherhood Timothy P. O'Malley June 17, 2021 I expected fatherhood to change the routines of my life. Everyone told me it would. Goodbye, sleep. Hello, collapsing in exhaustion at 8 p.m. What I did not suppose was the way fatherhood would be an occasion for conversion. Back to basics Father Joseph Breighner June 16, 2021 Happiness is putting God first, and letting everything else go. I can’t say I have always done that, but I know that is the secret of happiness. Serving platters, books, a broken fridge, and other excitement (7 Quick Takes) Rita Buettner June 12, 2021 Finding happiness in the simple things Eucharist: Sacrament of unity Archbishop William E. Lori June 11, 2021 Pundits often remind us that our nation is badly divided – politically, culturally and economically. We can scarcely agree on anything, even fundamental truths and values. Nor do we hesitate to assign blame for these divisions. Anyone with an electronic device can join in the fray and many do. Few… More Commentary Featured Video During his general audience June 16, Pope Francis said Jesus prays for everyone.