St. Frances Academy students discuss being young in Baltimore

“Keep praying and keep pushing, and there’ll be better days,” said Myron Turner.

Students in the residential program at St. Frances Academy, including Tevin Towns, in white, bless speaker Danaz Williams before his talk at the final session of a three-night parish revival held at St. Bernardine in West Baltimore April 29. (Karen Osborne | CR Staff)

Three graduation ceremonies in three days for parents of triplets

For John Marbach and Sherry Pressler of Belle Mead, N.J., it will be a wild ride as their triplets graduate from three different universities.

Triplets Megan (from left), John Jr. and Melanie Marbach, will graduate respectively from Fairfield University in Connecticut, Wake Forest University in North Carolina and Loyola University Maryland this May. (Courtesy Fairfield University)

Fellow priests remember Monsignor Collopy for his kind, prayerful heart

Monsignor John C. Collopy was remembered for his immense personal warmth.

Monsignor John C. Collopy


World Youth Day registration begins; pope is first person to sign up
Jul 27 2015
Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Poland, launching the opening of registration.

Glen Burnie parishioner answers call of Little Sisters
Jul 23 2015
Angela Conti, 23, plans to enter the Little Sisters of the Poor as a postulant in October. She previously worked at St. Martin's Home for the Aged.

When one teaches, two learn at summer camp for homeless kids
Jul 21 2015
Camp St. Vincent helps 96 percent of its campers maintain or increase their reading skills. Sixty-four percent keep or build their math skills.


Rita Buettner
Jul 30, 2015
7 Quick Takes Friday: Becoming a soccer mom requires shin guards, birthday surprises, a great baby shower game, a thrift store find, a glowing unicorn for the teacher, and the wisdom of a child
~1~After avoiding organized sports for years, we’re taking the soccer plunge this fall—with both boys.I have been worried about sacrificing our family time for sports. What I didn't know is that you don’t just show up and start kicking a soccer ball. You have to wear shin guards and cleats.So

Robyn Barberry
Jul 30, 2015
The case of the stolen birthday gift
 “Now that he’s left the room, I’ve got some bad news,” Becky said.She had just arrived to join us on our Ocean City vacation, which also included a small family birthday party for Collin, who is her godson.“Someone broke into my car and stole his gift. I don’t want him

Patti Murphy Dohn
Jul 30, 2015
More Prayers for Austin and Perry: The power of hope and prayer
Perry Cohen (left) and Austin Stephanos of Tequesta, Florida have been missing at sea since they left on a fishing trip on a small boat last Friday afternoon.It's Day 7 in the search for Austin and Perry...And the family and friends of the boys from Tequesta, Florida who disappeared


Healing Garden at Stella Maris

The Healing Garden in Timonium offers a sacred space. 


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