Even though Havre de Grace's annual community Thanksgiving dinner has been moved from its traditional site at St. Patrick Catholic Church to the Havre de Grace Community Center this year, that did not stop several hundred volunteers and multiple people wanting a Thanksgiving meal and holiday company from coming out Thursday.
Anyone who is in need this Thanksgiving and cannot share a holiday meal with family or friends has their pick of meals offered by local community groups and houses of worship around Harford and Cecil counties.
Mark David Pacione, a past director of youth and young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Baltimore who helped plan the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II, died of an aneurysm Dec. 29 while he running on a trail near his Bel Air home. He was 60.
Myrtle C. "Mattsy" Lobig, a former Patterson Park High School English teacher who spent more than three decades getting her student to appreciate the works of William Shakespeare, died Tuesday in her sleep at her Dundalk home. She was 90.
The family, society's most important social unit, is in crisis, threatened by any number of factors ranging from absentee parents to pornography and sexual addictions to social injustice, consumerism and poverty, says Catholic archbishop.
The Maryland Education Credit, which was not brought to a vote last year, would attract critical financial assistance for lower- and middle-income Pre-K to 12th grade students at both public and nonpublic schools by awarding up to $15 million in education tax credits for business donations that help students pay for tutoring, tuition, supplies, transportation and special needs services.
I am inviting Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to help prevent domestic violence by creating awareness that abuse, whether physical or psychological, is never acceptable. That is why we are conducting a coordinated education and resource initiative to educate our first responders — clergy, pastoral ministers, and parish front office staff and others — to assist abuse victims with immediate needs and to educate families through the work of our Family Life Office on ways to
A church that grew up with Maryland City will celebrate its golden anniversary in a big way on Sept. 20. Parishioners and clergy at Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church have planned an afternoon Mass followed by a semi-formal gala at Laurel Park that evening.
Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who had been active in Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex for more than two decades, died Wednesday at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin of a stroke. She was 78.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Archbishop William E. Lori invites religious leaders throughout our city and state to join him, parishioners of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and all people of good will for an inter-religious and ecumenical prayer service on Sunday, August 24, at 2 p.m. at the Basilica in downtown Baltimore. Though we may differ in our beliefs, we are united by a common desire for peace and by our belief in the power of prayer.
John J. "Jack" Ray, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. administrator of quality assurance who was a founding member of St. Thomas More Roman catholic Church in Northeast Baltimore, died July 12 of acute myeloid leukemia at his Parkville home. He was 82.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The debate over our country's broken immigration system is not a new one, and the U.S. Catholic Bishops have consistently supported calls for comprehensive immigration reform. Our offer to provide humanitarian care to children in need should not be construed as an alternative response to the policies and conditions that have led to this crisis.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and a group of faith leaders agreed Monday that thousands of immigrant children who have poured into the United States should be housed in foster homes and other small settings, not large centers as the federal government has proposed.
A plan to build subsidized housing on the former Cardinal Gibbons School campus in southwest Baltimore has met with some opposition from nearby communities with concerns about traffic and property values.
Rita R. Martin, a counselor of homeless women at a Better Waverly residence, died of multiple myeloma and infection complications Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Lochearn resident was 69.
Carol and Mark Pacione, parishioners at St. Pius X in Rodgers Forge, are excited about Pope John Paul II's canonization April 27. Carol Pacione served on the team to bring the pontiff to Baltimore in October 1995 and was one of the last Baltimorean's to say goodbye at the end of the pope's 10-hour visit.
Maryland Presbyterian Church of Towson is among religious and nonprofit groups that have embraced the idea of managing stormwater, an issue that has become front and center for organizations throughout the region now that they must pay the state's new stormwater management fee — dubbed "the rain tax" by critics. The church's fee is about $1,000 a year.
A coalition of interfaith leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before raising pay for low-wage workers..
Two years after being on the bubble as the Catholic Archdiocese closed schools, the dust has settled at St. Thomas Aquinas School, which met its annual enrollment goal for the first time in years. As the school gets ready to celebrate its 140th year this week, it is marketing itself more aggressively with events like a well-attended open house for prospective parents Nov. 6.
A former Archbishop Curley High School student is accusing a Catholic priest and former teacher at the school with sexually abusing him on several occasions, according to a news release from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
The students at St. Joan of Arc School participated in a Career Day on Tuesday, October 1st. Students had the opportunity to see and hear about over 20 career opportunities. Each guest presented to small groups of children and brought displays showcasing their occupation or company's line of work.