Living beyond expectations, Cumberland man exudes ‘no-quit attitude’

“Doctors said I wasn’t supposed to make it past my twenties,” Shand Crawford wrote, “but I’m still here!"

Our Lady of the Mountains parishioner Shane Crawford, 32, may have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but has a strong Catholic faith and an optimistic spirit. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Beyond the Bell: Calvert Hall’s peer ministry ‘makes faith cool’

One Calvert Hall grad points to peer ministry as helping him “come out of his shell.”

Paul Schwing, co-president of the Calvert Hall Peer Ministry group, makes notes with a small group during the opening session on what peer ministry is at the start of a retreat weekend at Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks Aug. 8. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

‘From diapers to diploma’ : Preschool programs abound in the Archdiocese of Baltimore

From Bradshaw to Frostburg to Gambrills, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore have continued to add or expanded preschool programs.


Rita Buettner
Sep 02, 2014
Brothers Day: Let me bake with my brother in almost-perfect harmony
Making a wish at a fountainWhen we returned home from China three years ago, our boys met each other for the first time.We hadn’t seen Leo in two weeks, and we were very emotional as we introduced our two sons. Leo was already tucked into bed for the night, but

Wendy Stewart
Aug 29, 2014
Doctor Who’s season 8 premiere asks us to look deeper
Hello again, my fellow readers! As many of you know, I am a fan of the long-running BBC sci-fi hit show, “Doctor Who.” The show follows the adventures of a time-travelling Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey and his human companions.One of the reasons the show has been able to

Patti Murphy Dohn
Aug 28, 2014
Thirty years later: Remembering Lawrence Cardinal Shehan and his legacy to the Church and to Baltimore
Omnia in caritate "All things (be done) in charity." (I Cor. 16:14): The motto of Lawrence Cardinal Shehan (Photo: Archdiocese of Baltimore)Looking back thirty years:The summer of 1984 was extremely hot. And I would know, as I was expecting my daughter Meighan. But the overwhelming heat did not keep me and


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


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