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In support of the Conscience Protection Act
Jul 14 2016
The Conscience Protection Act of 2016 is necessary in that it will protect health care professionals from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action” to defend their rights in court.

Big sister did good
Jul 13 2016
My sister, Helen Eder, died May 14, the eve of my 45th anniversary as a priest.

Young Catholics grow their spiritual health after trying week
Jul 12 2016
Brother Tommy reminded me of something which I already knew – that prayer does indeed work.

Dreaming of an ordinary summer
Jul 07 2016
At the end of the school year, when Rita's kindergartener came home with his summer bucket list, he had written three words: “Swim. Movies. Picnic.”

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Installation Mass of Knights of Columbus Maryland State Officers
Jul 05 2016
Archbishop William E. Lori's homily from the July 2 Installation Mass of Knights of Columbus Maryland State Officers.

Amen: During the journey, don’t forget to look back
Jul 05 2016
When Olivia Bonner, Sarah Conway and Benjamin Cummins graduated June 3, they had spent 15 years – approximately 5/6 of their lives – together.

Our Back Pages: Bicentennial was met with hoopla
Jul 04 2016
The bicentennial of the founding of the United States was celebrated with much fanfare in Maryland 40 years ago this month.

How strange is the cross
Jul 01 2016
Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion is one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past ten years.

Of fireworks, and igniting the good
Jun 30 2016
July explodes on the summer scene. It’s impossible to think of July without fireworks.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Ordination of Michael Rubeling
Jun 27 2016
May the rosary always be a part of your daily devotion as well as other forms of Marian prayer, so that you might meditate on the mystery of Christ through the eyes of Mary and thus help the people you serve to remember well what he has done to save us.

Marvel’s “Daredevil” weighs questions of faith and violence
Jun 27 2016
Introspection on one’s faith can come from the strangest and unlikeliest of places – including an action-packed Netflix series called “Daredevil.”

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Opening Mass, Fortnight for Freedom 2016
Jun 23 2016
We may not be called upon to shed our blood but we are called upon to defend our freedoms, not merely in the abstract, but as embedded in matters such as immigration, marriage, and the Church’s teaching on sexuality.

My father’s cookies
Jun 22 2016
How extraordinary is a father’s love, especially that of God the Father, who has faith that we will continue to try to become the best version of ourselves, that we will fail but we will also achieve, and that one day we will be with him in heaven.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva
Jun 21 2016
St. Josemaria himself had always believed that he was a child of God yet it was only later that he experienced the truth and beauty of this teaching.