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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.

Pope offers 'Stone Age' tips to youth for living the digital world well
Jun 08 2015
Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify - not enslave.

This screen grab was taken from Matt Fradd, a popular Catholic speaker who says he has dedicated his life to fighting pornography, teamed up with Mark Hart and LifeTeen to develop an app designed to help young people overcome attraction to porn. (CNS) ‘Victory’ app aimed at helping young people suffering addiction to porn
Jun 04 2015
The app, Victory, is based on a calendar system where the user can mark the days they were victorious over porn, or had a setback, using colors.

Three graduation ceremonies in three days for parents of triplets
May 14 2015
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.

Philippine students inspired by pope’s words about emotions, feelings
Jan 18 2015
Young people drew inspiration from an encounter with Pope Francis at the University of Santo Tomas.

Charles Village Oct. 31 saints celebration an effort to ‘take back’ Halloween
Oct 30 2014
Expect “gobs of candles” – as well as young adults – at Ss. Philip and James Oct. 31.

Archdiocese celebrates 225th anniversary with contemporary Christian concert
Sep 22 2014
Some 1,000 Catholics gathered Sept. 21 for a concert by two-time Grammy-nominated Catholic musician Matt Maher.

Living beyond expectations, Cumberland man exudes ‘no-quit attitude’
Aug 30 2014
“Doctors said I wasn’t supposed to make it past my twenties,” Shand Crawford wrote, “but I’m still here!"

With senior, first-grader and three in-between, St. Mary’s family starts school year
Aug 25 2014
Peter Cardillo sat in the front row of a colorful first-grade classroom at St. Mary’s Elementary School.

Schools collaborate to improve Catholic education
Aug 24 2014
Partnerships between Catholic primary, secondary and higher education institutions benefit one as much as the other.

From youth ministry in Walkersville to South Bend administrator
Jul 22 2014
Picture several thousand high school students filled with the Holy Spirit standing in a field house.

US roster for World Lacrosse Championship includes local Catholic school products
Jul 08 2014
Five men whose lacrosse careers include stops at Catholic high schools or colleges in Maryland will play for the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Around the world - St. Mary's grad finds opportunity in England
Jun 12 2014
While originally planning to stay abroad just one year after college graduation, Kara Bowman couldn’t get enough of England.

Viva House steps up to help Spanish-speaking teen killed outside its doors
Jun 02 2014
UPDATED with information and comments from Redemptorist Father Robert Wojtek.

John Carroll alum among U.S. Naval Academy graduates
May 23 2014
More than 1,000 U.S. Naval Academy students are set to graduate May 23.