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  • Prospect Hill Cemetery restoration honors Baltimore's 1814 defenders

    Prospect Hill Cemetery restoration honors Baltimore's 1814 defenders
    Among the bustling build-up in the center of Towson, where bigger and brighter seems to take the lead in the development of multiplex cinemas and popular restaurants, a quiet but significant restoration is happening in an unlikely place — Prospect Hill Cemetery.
  • Baltimore Basilica stages Interfaith service for Peace in Iraq

    Baltimore Basilica stages Interfaith service for Peace in Iraq
    As people of different faiths gathered Sunday at the Baltimore Basilica for a prayer service for peace in Iraq, Archbishop William E. Lori implored the crowd to keep praying after news of the crisis no longer dominates headlines. "This suffering has...

    Pasadena boy greeted a future saint when Pope John Paul II visited in 1995

    Pasadena boy greeted a future saint when Pope John Paul II visited in 1995
    Minutes from meeting Pope John Paul II in 1995, Justin Farinelli of Pasadena had one fear racing through his mind. "I didn't want to drop the flowers," he recalled last week with a laugh. "They were almost as big as I was." Farinelli, 9 years old at...

    Leaders gather for Maryland Day to celebrate state's 380th year

    Leaders gather for Maryland Day to celebrate state's 380th year
    When Tuesday's Maryland Day ceremony was relocated to the Baltimore Basilica because of the snow, several speakers noted the significance of the location. As the first Catholic cathedral in the country, in a state with a history of religious tolerance,...

    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,...