Condoleeza Rice headlines Al Smith dinner; gala returns as in-person event Lou Baldwin, Catholic journalist for 35 years, dies at 86 Denver archbishop condemns anti-religious vandalism, prays for healing Global community is obligated to address Haiti’s plight, says U.N. nuncio Kidnapping in Haiti prompts worries about other church workers’ safety Local News Terrence M. Sawyer named first lay president of Loyola University Maryland Catholic Review Staff October 20, 2021 The Loyola University Maryland Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Terrence M. Sawyer as the institution’s 25th president – the first lay president in the 169-year history of the Jesuit university in Baltimore. RADIO INTERVIEW: Devotion to the rosary Catholic Review Staff October 19, 2021 Christopher Gunty talks with Los Angeles Bishop Robert Barron about the origins of the rosary and the prayer’s contemplative nature. Gunty also talks about military rosaries with Mari Brady, president of Ranger Rosary, and Redemptorist Father Patrick Woods of St. Mary Parish in Annapolis, where the Ranger Rosary ministry began. ‘We’re all worn down’: Catholic health care providers find spiritual strength at White Mass Priscila González de Doran October 18, 2021 For Boursiquot, a basilica parishioner, and the other medical professionals, the liturgy was an opportunity to pray and reflect on the many challenges they have confronted during the coronavirus pandemic. Archbishop Lori opens local phase of synod planning for church renewal Christopher Gunty October 18, 2021 Synodality refers to “habits of the heart” that allow for fruitful discussions, Archbishop Lori said. More Local News World News Condoleeza Rice headlines Al Smith dinner; gala returns as in-person event Beth Griffin October 23, 2021 These are hard times marked by longings for civil discourse among opponents, the smooth transfer of power, and the ability to acknowledge the shortcomings of our ancestors without rewriting or erasing history in self-loathing and accusation, according to Condoleeza Rice. Lou Baldwin, Catholic journalist for 35 years, dies at 86 Matthew Gambino October 22, 2021 Louis “Lou” Baldwin, a Catholic journalist and a gentleman known by generations of Philadelphia Catholics for his bylines for 35 years, died Oct. 18 in Philadelphia. He was 86. Denver archbishop condemns anti-religious vandalism, prays for healing Catholic News Service October 22, 2021 Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila Oct. 20 condemned a rash of anti-religious vandalism of churches and other buildings in northern Colorado, and prayed “for an end to these attacks and that God’s love will be known by anyone who feels compelled to commit these acts.” Global community is obligated to address Haiti’s plight, says U.N. nuncio Catholic News Service October 21, 2021 As Haitians seek to rebuild their country, “it is imperative that the international community take a shared and concrete interest in their plight,” the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio said during an informal meeting of the Security Council on Haiti’s dire situation. More World News Commentary Spooky soap, a Colin Powell memory, a Brie appetizer recipe, and more (7 Quick Takes) Rita Buettner October 23, 2021 Soap can be scary, fun, or both. The most important thing I’ll do today Rita Buettner October 22, 2021 Nieces are phenomenal, and seventh birthdays are so special. Disruptions in church/Disposition of altar relics Father Kenneth Doyle October 19, 2021 Father Doyle clarifies his answer to a question of disruptions at Mass and also fields a questions on altar relics. Who do you want to be? Rita Buettner October 19, 2021 You’re never too old to dress up for Halloween, and you’re never too old to consider how God might be asking you to change. Halloween is coming, pandemic gains, and inflatable praying mantises (7 Quick Takes) Rita Buettner October 16, 2021 Halloween is creeping closer, and I find myself realizing that our trick-or-treating days are over. More Commentary Featured Video The Poor Clare sisters at the Monastery of St. Clare spend their days as cloistered nuns praying and serving God by baking the bread that will eventually become the real presence of Christ.