Supreme Court appears ready to support web designer in free speech case Keep the creche in Christmas, pope urges Being ‘inclusive’ of those with disabilities means valuing them, pope says First deaf priest in U.S. visits Minnesota parish, inspires Jesuit novice Pastor reflects on 10th anniversary of Sandy Hook school shooting Local News Sister Anne Conrad Koerner, O.S.F., dies at 94 Catholic Review Staff December 5, 2022 Sister Anne Conrad Koerner died Nov. 30. She was 94 and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 73 years. Emmet Cahill to perform in Baynesville Catholic Review Staff December 1, 2022 Emmet Cahill, an Irish tenor featured in the Celtic Thunder singing group, will perform a special “Christmas in Ireland” concert Dec. 4 at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Baynesville. Priests in Baltimore archdiocese indulge in World Cup passion Gerry Jackson December 1, 2022 The sport of soccer is front and center for Father Uju Okeahialam and other fans this month with the World Cup in the middle of its competition to crown the best team in the world. Rock-solid plans: Cockeysville church set to begin $6.5 million restoration George P. Matysek Jr. December 1, 2022 More than 160 years after Irish and Italian immigrants extracted marble from a local quarry and used it to construct St. Joseph Church in the Texas enclave of Baltimore County, parish leaders are following in their founding parishioners’ footsteps. More Local News World News Supreme Court appears ready to support web designer in free speech case Carol Zimmermann December 5, 2022 Colorado designer Lorie Smith, who runs a web design company called 303 Creative, has said she should not be required to create wedding websites for same-sex couples based on her Christian beliefs about marriage. Pope supports Jewish-Catholic project for social justice Cindy Wooden December 5, 2022 Meeting with a delegation from the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the pope supported their proposal to launch a series of educational programs aimed at helping Christians and Jews in Latin America tap into their common spiritual heritage to become “agents of social change.” Advent is opportunity to get off pedestal of superiority, pope says Carol Glatz December 5, 2022 The season of Advent is a moment of grace to help believers stop being presumptuous and pretending to be self-sufficient, Pope Francis said. Keep the creche in Christmas, pope urges Cindy Wooden December 5, 2022 Stopping to gaze at and perhaps pray before a Nativity scene is one of the best ways to remember the real meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis said. More World News Commentary Journeying toward Christmas Rita Buettner December 4, 2022 When we were waiting to adopt our older son, we had a long to-do list. What are you waiting for? Deacon B. Curtis Turner November 30, 2022 Perhaps, if we are excited enough as a faith community, someone else may get curious and that person may be drawn to Christ. Greatest gift of love Father Joseph Breighner November 29, 2022 The season upon us now, Advent, is a time to prepare our minds and hearts to celebrate the coming of God into our world. Genocide in Ukraine? George Weigel November 29, 2022 Yale historian Timothy Snyder thinks that, measured by the criteria of the Genocide Convention (to which Russia is a party), the Russian war in Ukraine is genocidal. Ready or not, it’s Advent Rita Buettner November 27, 2022 Maybe you didn’t even realize Advent had started. You feel like you’ve fallen behind. Advent will rush by, and Christmas will come, and you’ll never catch up. More Commentary Featured Video A message from Archbishop William E. Lori reaffirming that the Archdiocese of Baltimore does not oppose the public release of the Maryland Attorney General’s report on child abuse.