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Follow Pope Francis’ example of ‘Mercy Fridays’
Sep 21 2016
What if we kept a mercy journal as we try to delve into practices of mercy? Just a simple little notebook in which we chronicle each effort, and its outcome might focus our attention on mercy.

A report from 'Baby Bishop School'
Sep 20 2016
I think it's fair to say that, for all of us, the highlight of the week was our audience with Pope Francis.

A tribute to Monsignor Art Valenzano
Sep 20 2016
Because he was genuinely and cheerfully humble, Father Art was in touch with God’s mercy and could dispense God’s mercy in a seemingly effortless way.

Peace is a decision
Sep 19 2016
As Christians we believe that the “Word became flesh.” God took on our humanity. Through prayer let us become so transformed that we take on God’s divinity.

When I am not enough
Sep 19 2016
“We are to become vessels of God’s compassionate love for others,” St. Clare of Assisi said.

How can Catholics relate to Mary?
Sep 14 2016
When Catholics recite the line from the Hail Mary: “Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death,” they do not think of Mary as a goddess with independent power. They know that power comes from her Son. They simply ask her to intercede for them, knowing well that Jesus will honor her request.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Gift of Hope, Baltimore
Sep 12 2016
We share in joy of praying where a saint prayed and of walking where a saint walked.

Catholicism’s empty quarter
Sep 09 2016
Québec, once home to legions of confessors of the faith, badly needs such men and women again.

What does God want me to do?
Sep 08 2016
Should I or shouldn’t I? What does God want me to do? How many times have you wished you had a direct line to God?

Department of Justice report should trouble all
Sep 08 2016
This report makes clear that the dignity and rights of our fellow citizens are being trampled upon on a regular basis.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Canonization of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata
Sep 06 2016
This morning, here in Baltimore, we are spiritually united with millions of pilgrims who travelled to Rome for the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata – who will always be known to us simply as “Mother Teresa.”

Apologists, catechists and theologians: Wake Up!
Aug 31 2016
For the past 50 years or so, Christian thinkers have largely abandoned the art of apologetics and have failed (here I offer a j'accuse to many in the Catholic universities) to resource the riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition in order to hold off critics of the faith

Amen: Jesus misses you
Aug 30 2016
Eucharistic adoration at the Baltimore Basilica is in trouble. See what you can do to help – and grow closer to Christ.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Blessing of the altar at St. Agnes, Catonsville
Aug 30 2016
Let the re-dedication of this sanctuary signal a new dedication of each of us and a new dedication on the part of the entire parish to the pursuit of holiness, the mission of evangelization, the ministry of hospitality, and the ministry of serving those who are in need – those in our midst and those who are beyond our boundaries.