Vatican reports $78 million deficit, also releases APSA report Healthy roots: Elderly provide secure foundation for future generations Married 50 years, Towson grandparents are rooted in faith Baltimore Catholics pray for homeless man whose skull was fractured in attack Pro-life groups criticize Catholic university for hosting Biden town hall Local News Married 50 years, Towson grandparents are rooted in faith Karen Sampson Hoffman July 24, 2021 Stephen is a retired Baltimore City Schools administrator and Sandy is a former dental assistant and daycare worker. Raising children and taking active roles in their church community has kept them busy but they have always found time for one another. Baltimore Catholics pray for homeless man whose skull was fractured in attack George P. Matysek Jr. July 23, 2021 A homeless man befriended by Catholic urban missionaries suffered serious injuries when his skull was fractured in an attack late July 12 or early July 13. Mount de Sales’ Whittaker will keenly watch peers run in Tokyo Olympics Paul McMullen July 19, 2021 Whittaker, who won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland cross country title at age 14 and soon thereafter catapulted herself into the national prep middle-distance scene, was 10th-fastest in the 800 semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. RADIO INTERVIEW: Dignity of the Elderly Catholic Review Staff July 19, 2021 Erin Younkins, director of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s office of life, justice and peace within the Institute for Evangelization, talks about the dignity of the elderly in advance of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. More Local News World News Vatican reports $78 million deficit, also releases APSA report Junno Arocho Esteves July 24, 2021 The Vatican reported the Roman Curia had a $78 million deficit in 2020, and on the same day, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, which administers Vatican properties and investments, made a summary of its annual budget public for the first time. Healthy roots: Elderly provide secure foundation for future generations Carol Glatz July 24, 2021 The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is a call for the faithful to flex their wings and be those “angels,” who care, console and caress. Pro-life groups criticize Catholic university for hosting Biden town hall Catholic News Service July 22, 2021 A few hours before CNN’s evening town hall with President Joe Biden on the campus of a Cincinnati Catholic university, the congregation of women religious that founded the school said the sisters were not involved in planning or hosting the July 21 event. Cellphone hacking, tracking cases illustrate growing loss of privacy Tom Tracy July 22, 2021 Every subscriber of digital services and smartphones which access personal information should be aware that their actions are no longer “private” — even despite the best efforts and intentions of service providers. More World News Commentary A call to give the elderly the care and attention they deserve Catholic News Service July 24, 2021 As the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, July 25, marks the perfect opportunity to reach out to the aging individuals in your life in a special way that reassures them of your love and care. Banana bread, coming home, lucky odometer numbers, and more (7 Quick Takes) Rita Buettner July 24, 2021 When I saw we had four bananas that were nearing the end of their time, I decided to make banana bread—and then actually followed through. Religious items and later use/Cremation ashes as fertilizer? Father Kenneth Doyle July 21, 2021 Father Doyle fields a question about reusing religious items and another about using cremation remains for fertilizer. Moral courage and the many cultures of death George Weigel July 21, 2021 Ryszard Kuklinski was a genuine hero of the long, twilight struggle against communist totalitarianism — the man who helped prevent a bloody Soviet invasion of Poland to crush the nascent Solidarity movement. All the good stuff Rita Buettner July 20, 2021 “If I walk through that door, and I don’t have Berger Cookies, I don’t know what will happen,” I joked. More Commentary Featured Video During his Angelus address July 18, Pope Francis suggested using the summer break to cultivate a contemplative attitude.