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  • For Harford's Catholics, Lent means looking inward, as church looks for new leader

    For Harford's Catholics, Lent means looking inward, as church looks for new leader
    For Harford County's Catholic residents, the annual Lenten season is a time to reflect on how they can improve as people. "It's a much more intense look than just our daily routines," said Father Bill O'Brien, pastor of the Church of St. Patrick in...
  • Awaiting the white smoke of papal announcement

    Awaiting the white smoke of papal announcement
    As their church's cardinals gathered in Vatican City to select a new pope, Catholic schoolchildren in the Baltimore area joined the worldwide buzz over the secret balloting process in an online chat with a fairly well-placed source: Archbishop William E....
  • Archbishop Lori to celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving for Benedict

    Archbishop Lori to celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving for Benedict
    Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving next week for the papacy of Benedict XVI, the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced Friday. The Mass is planned for 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, spokesman Sean Caine...
  • Harford County residents glad to hear of new pope

    Harford County residents glad to hear of new pope
    Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the bell at Saint Margaret Parish in Bel Air pealed as word quickly spread from faithful observers in St. Peter's Square in Rome throughout the world that white smoke was pouring from the chimney at the Vatican, the formal...
  • Baltimore Catholics see fresh outlook from new pope

    Baltimore Catholics see fresh outlook from new pope
    Surprise turned into joy as Baltimore Catholics celebrated the election of the first Latin American and first Jesuit pope, saying it offered an often-hidebound church a chance for rejuvenation. "One time, John Paul the Great called America, meaning...
  • The Pope Benedict I know

    The Pope Benedict I know
    Years ago, I accompanied James Cardinal Hickey, then the archbishop of Washington, to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was to give a lecture. After his lecture and after fielding questions from his...
  • Howard Catholics celebrate new pope

    Howard Catholics celebrate new pope
    As Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina took the name of Francis I and assumed the papacy Wednesday, March 13, Catholic leaders across Howard County rejoiced, calling the selection a hopeful sign from the church. "It's wonderful. Right now I'm just...
  • Carroll County Catholics celebrate announcement of new pope

    Carroll County Catholics celebrate announcement of new pope
    Catholics in Carroll County joined those around the world in celebrating the announcement that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina had been named Pope Francis, the 266th pope, on Wednesday. The new pope succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned...
  • How Pope Francis can reinvigorate the church

    How Pope Francis can reinvigorate the church
    Newly elected Pope Francis represents change in many respects. He is the first pope from the New World (and the first from outside of Europe in 1,200 years), the first Jesuit and the first Francis. But for American Catholics, who in poll after poll in...
  • Blogger Rocco Palmo uncovers Vatican secrets — all from his basement in Philly

    Blogger Rocco Palmo uncovers Vatican secrets — all from his basement in Philly
    A 28-year-old guy living in his parents' basement in South Philadelphia just might be one of the foremost experts on the Archdiocese of Baltimore, if not the whole American Catholic Church. Rocco Palmo facetiously calls himself "The Church Whisperer,"...
  • New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore

    New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore
    The rite, those few priests who have performed it say, can unfold as a quiet prayer session or a show of violence. The afflicted person may curse the cleric, speak in a voice not his or her own, even assume facial features that one priest described as...
  • Anglican parish in Towson switches to Catholicism

    Anglican parish in Towson switches to Catholicism
    The Rev. Edward Meeks and his flock attended to a "million and one details" last week in the run-up to a momentous day for their church. People to talk to. Flowers to arrange. Food to cook. And, of course, the new sign. On Sunday, Christ the King...