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  • Hundreds join archbishop for Mass to celebrate Pope Francis

    Hundreds join archbishop for Mass to celebrate Pope Francis
    Three deer scurried past the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as Steve Thomas and his wife, Debbie, arrived for Sunday Mass to celebrate the new spiritual leader for Roman Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis. The symbolism struck the Arbutus man, who said the...
  • Howard County Catholic leaders react to Pope Benedict's resignation

    Howard County Catholic leaders react to Pope Benedict's resignation
    With the sudden and abrupt news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation from the papacy, leaders in Howard County reacted much the same way as the rest of the world: with shock and surprise. "In this day and age, they serve until they're called home by the...
  • St. Timothy's congregants vote to become Catholic

    St. Timothy's congregants vote to become Catholic
    Catherine Bellis was baptized at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Ingleside Avenue. She met her husband, Walter, singing in the choir. They were married there and raised eight children in the Catonsville parish where she taught Sunday school and served...
  • Pope Benedict and the problem of leadership

    Pope Benedict and the problem of leadership
    When Pope Benedict XVI shockingly announced his impending retirement this week, it was a sign that the contemporary world's relentless reinvention of leadership has reached into even our oldest institutions. The Catholic Church's official list of popes,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to fix the Catholic Church

    How to fix the Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Church is at the most perplexing time in it's storied, at times sordid, history. For the first time in more than 600 years, a pope has chosen to retire, due mostly to deteriorating health issues. Is that truly the most prominent...
  • Bel Air church to host 'open conversation' on Pope's resignation

    Bel Air church to host 'open conversation' on Pope's resignation
    A once-in-a-600-year event is leading to a special open forum at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Bel Air for the next two weekends. Msgr. Michael Schleupner, pastor of the parish, plans to host "An Open Conversation" on the resignation of Pope...
  • Back Story: Cardinals who visited Baltimore later became pope

    Back Story: Cardinals who visited Baltimore later became pope
    As 11 American Roman Catholic cardinals join with their colleagues in Rome to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, it is interesting to note that three cardinals who visited Baltimore during the last century were eventually elected pope. The first...
  • 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,"...
  • Archbishop O'Brien leaving Baltimore for post in Rome

    Archbishop O'Brien leaving Baltimore for post in Rome
    Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien flies to Rome next month for a new job leading a global order of Catholic knights, a post that likely will lead to his elevation to cardinal, but which also begins his departure from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Pope Benedict...