Special delivery from Djibouti, Navy officer surprises his children in Harford

An unexpected gift arrived a week before Christmas for a Harford County family.

A Navy reservist serving in Djibouti, Africa, Petty Officer Jesus Benitez talks with his son, Maddox, after surprising him and his sister, Mia, at St. Joan of Arc School Dec. 18, revealing that he will be home on leave for the holidays. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Father Hipsley, former Cumberland pastor and prison minister, dies at 76

Father Milton A. Hipsley, a former longtime pastor and beloved Cumberland-area prison chaplain, died Dec. 17.

Father Milton A. Hipsley

Newman will bring strong record of service to Mount St. Mary’s

Simon Newman told an executive search committee that after “making very rich people richer,” he was looking for a change.

Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson, pastor of St. Monica Parish in Santa Monica, Calif., blessed the July 2006 marriage of Michelle and Simon Newman. (Courtesy Michelle Newman)

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