Dozens of children gather for Cathedral’s annual Easter egg hunt

Dressed in their Easter best, children participated in the annual egg hunt on the grounds of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

The Easter Bunny greats children before the start of the annual Easter egg hunt at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland April 19. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Immaculate Heart of Mary parishioners celebrate 75 years of marriage

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Baynesville, parishioners were married during the Great Depression.

Mary Sinibaldi and her husband, Oscar, who celebrate their 75th anniversary in April, play bingo at the VFW in Parkville April 10. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Faith leads young man with cancer to resolve to live life to the utmost

Father Rick Nagel was touched when he visited 26-year-old Macklin Swinney and heard what he wanted to give up for Lent.

Macklin Swinney of Indianapolis, seen with girlfriend Callie Bontrager during a trip to San Francisco last summer, says his faith has led him to resolve to live life to the fullest in the face of cancer. In 2010 then-26-year-old Swinney was diagnosed wi th the most severe stage of skin cancer and had been given little chance of surviving. Becoming a Catholic, he said, has helped him overcome his fears. (CNS photo/The Criterion)


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Patti Murphy Dohn
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In honor of the papal canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II this upcoming Sunday, we are flashing back to 1995 when Blessed John Paul II visited Baltimore.October 8, 1995:In a day never to be forgotten by Baltimore Catholics, the Holy Father finished his October 4-8 visit to


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


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