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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Election of first South American as pope excites local Catholics

    Election of first South American as pope excites local Catholics
    Gail Liss, the front desk receptionist for Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, went to a dentist appointment at noontime Wednesday, confident that a new pope would not be chosen before she got back to work. Liss was wrong. While she sitting in the dentist...
  • 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...
  • Catholic students in Catonsville area react to news of new pope

    Catholic students in Catonsville area react to news of new pope
    The reaction at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville to this week's announcement of a new pope in Italy rivaled that of the eager onlookers across the Atlantic Ocean, according to the principal of the all-girls Catholic high school on Academy Road....
  • 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...
  • Popes and home runs

    Popes and home runs
    Baltimore is a rather Catholic town; if you ever lived here you know that. I was born and raised an Irish Catholic in Baltimore; if you frequent this blog you may have known that. Baseball is the ultimate sport for bizarre connections to history. No...
  • 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...
  • In Albania, pope to celebrate religious revival and tolerance

    TIRANA (Reuters) - Father Gjergj Meta's grandfather managed to save the gold chalice and communion plate from his village church when it was razed like many others in Albania during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha half a century ago. Hoxha, a hardline...
  • Week 4 football schedule

    Week 4 football schedule
    WEEK 4 Games at 7:30 unless noted Thursday, Sept. 18 Chicago Public-Big Shoulders Foreman at Roosevelt, 5:30 Chicago Public-Great Lakes Corliss at Hope, 4:15 at Stagg Stadium Chicago Public-Illini Prairie State Bogan at Harlan, 7:15 at...
  • In Theory: How would a united body of religions work?

    Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported. “People who shoot the...