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  • Anne Arundel County High School Honor Roll 2013-14: Fourth Marking Period

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  • Christian persecution worsens

    The foreign minister of France, Laurent Fabius and that country's interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, issued a joint statement recently condemning the onslaught and persecution of Christians in Iraq by jihadist forces as reported by yahoonews. Their...
  • Chicago archdiocese seeking to house child refugees

    Chicago archdiocese seeking to house child refugees
    The Archdiocese of Chicago will seek federal permission to temporarily house some of the children who have breached the country’s southern border in recent weeks, Roman Catholic officials said Wednesday. “The archdiocese is definitely...
  • Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal

     Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal
    A longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness said he was fired from his job this week after he announced that he was engaged to his male partner. Colin Collette, of Chicago, said that church leaders knew he was gay long before...
  • From Pope Francis: 7 secrets to happiness and 5 misery enhancers

    It was Pope Francis who called the Internet a "gift from God," so perhaps it's no surprise that his recent remarks on happiness have made their way into the most classic of Web formats: the listicle. To commemorate his first 500 days as the leader of...
  • Allentown church hosting day of prayer for Mideast's persecuted Christians

    An Allentown church will be one of many around the world where the faithful will join in prayers on Friday for Christians in the Mideast, who are facing dire persecution under the advance of Islamist radicals. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),...
  • Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'

    Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'
    Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering,"...
  • Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims

    Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims
    Pope Francis met for the first time with victims of clerical sexual abuse on Monday and pledged that bishops who covered up such abuse of minors would be held accountable. Likening the abuse to a “sacrilegious cult” that drove its victims...
  • Pope Francis names new head of scandal-plagued Vatican bank

    Pope Francis names new head of scandal-plagued Vatican bank
    The Vatican named a new head and board for its scandal-plagued bank Wednesday, capping a cleanup campaign overseen by Pope Francis that has seen hundreds of suspect accounts shut down. French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, who called his new job "a...
  • Vatican Taps Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten To Help Devise Digital Era Media Strategy

    ROME - The Vatican has appointed former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten as head of a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to improve its media strategy in the digital age. Patten, 70, who is also the former chairman of the BBC Trust, will head up...
  • Teen of the Week: St. Mary's teen is spirited and inspiring spirit leader

    Last July, Bethany Edmondson patiently waited for four hours in the courtyard of the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo, 15 miles from Rome and Vatican City, Italy. It was worth the wait in the crowded space. Other people pushed and shoved in the July...
  • Jeffrey Peters: Respect for life is crucial

    Easter Vigil is a day of waiting for the resurrection of Christ. Through prayer and reflection, we prepare ourselves for the next life. To help guide the faithful as Lent comes to a close, Pope Francis spoke to a large pro-life group and reiterated the...