Beyond the Bell: Mock trial is real competition

This year’s trial, prepared by more than 100 schools across Maryland, echoes recent news stories from Ferguson, Mo., and Sanford, Fla.

Bishop Walsh High School mock trial coach Tony Orndoff counsels the mock trial team before a competition held Feb. 10 at Cumberland District Court. (Karen Osborne | CR Staff)

Lenten dinners bring family closer together

It’s “no parents allowed” this Lent in the Smolka family kitchen.

School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, students Matt and Katie Smolka prepare a meat-free West African-inspired stew March 13. The recipe was provided by Catholic Relief Services (Karen Osborne | CR Staff)

Beyond the Bell: Curley jazz ensemble is more than just music

In the Jazz Ensemble at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, students do more than "try."

Members of the trumpet section share a laugh during the Feb. 23 rehearsal of the Archbishop Curley Jazz Ensemble. (Karen Osborne | CR Staff)


Rita Buettner
Mar 26, 2015
7 Quick Takes Friday: Lent is coming to an end, ordering soup for kids, a happy monster truck, how God connects the dots in our lives, grocery shopping with children, getting a haircut without them, and more
~1~Has this been a long Lent? I think if the weather were warmer and sunnier, I would believe that Easter is coming, but I'm still not sure. So we have another meatless Friday today. What will you do for dinner tonight?If we were eating at home, Daniel would want to

Jennifer Williams
Mar 26, 2015
Where are they now? – Candace Dold
Since my career at the Catholic Review has now stretched past the 15-year-mark, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at some of the individuals I have interviewed and see where their life journey has taken them.I wrote about Candace Dold a little more than 14

Robyn Barberry
Mar 26, 2015
Fantastic gymnastics
At the recommendation of Frank’s teachers, I registered him for gymnastics at a local recreation center. I took one look at the room, covered in foam blocks and mats of primary colors, soft toys, a small set of parallel bars, and a 10 foot long trampoline, and knew it would


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


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