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Longtime Baltimore auxiliary Bishop William Newman dies

Longtime Baltimore auxiliary Bishop William Newman dies

William C. Newman Jr., a longtime auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, who oversaw the Catholic schools and chose the priesthood over a chance to play professional baseball, died Saturday of heart failure at Mercy Ridge retirement community in Timonium. He was 88.

A Baltimore native, Bishop Newman was an auxiliary bishop for Baltimore, Harford and Anne Arundel counties for nearly two decades until his retirement in 2003. He also served nearly a decade as the archdiocese's superintendent of schools and two years as secretary of education.

"Bishop Newman was universally loved and admired and will long be remembered for his kind demeanor and his humble and...

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