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  • Small miracles helpful [Editorial]

    Small miracles helpful [Editorial]
    Very rarely do the ripple effects of benevolent actions by people thousands of miles away have noticeable, beneficial and meaningful effects locally. On a certain level, any positive act that affects the lives of thousands or even millions of people can be regarded as miraculous.
  • Pope Francis, a year later [Commentary]

    Pope Francis, a year later [Commentary]
    1969 was a year I well remember — it was my first year in a seminary in Virginia. I was beginning my journey to the priesthood with an American religious order, the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. Nine years later, I was ordained a...

    From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt,...

    'I met a saint' says Columbia native who greeted Pope John Paul II in 1995

    'I met a saint' says Columbia native who greeted Pope John Paul II in 1995
    Ever since she met Pope John Paul II when she was a schoolgirl in 1995, Melissa Brent has frequently replayed the brief encounter in her mind. But when she learned that John Paul would be canonized as a saint this weekend, she burst into tears....

    Local Masses, celebrations mark double canonization

    Local Masses, celebrations mark double canonization
    Hundreds of local Catholics streamed up the aisles of Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore Sunday, through incense-sweet air, to venerate the relic of a pope who visited 38 years earlier. The relic — a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood given to the...