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Couples need to set aside time to talk each day, papal message says
Jul 24 2012
Pope Benedict XVI “invites Christian couples to be ‘the gentle and smiling face of the church,’ the best and most convincing heralds of love sustained and nourished by faith."

Bishop Madden: DREAM Act promotes “God’s children”
Jul 19 2012
Saying the Catholic Church has a history of working with immigrants and the oppresed, Bishop Denis J. Madden voiced his support for the DREAM Act July 18.

Marylanders to vote on same-sex marriage in November
Jul 10 2012
A referendum to overturn Maryland’s same-sex marriage law will be on November’s ballot.

Total same-sex marriage referendum signatures top 162,000
Jun 25 2012
The Maryland Marriage Alliance announced today that it plans to submit an additional 39, 743 signatures to the Maryland State Board of Elections as part of efforts to add a referendum on the state’s same sex marriage law to the November ballot.

More than 122,000 signatures submitted for marriage referendum
May 30 2012
The Maryland Marriage Alliance submitted 122,481 signatures to the Maryland Secretary of State’s office May 29 – surpassing the nearly 57,000 needed.

UPDATED: MCC reacts to president's support of gay marriage
May 09 2012
The Maryland Catholic Conference said that President Barack Obama’s May 9 statement in support of same-sex marriage “does not change anything on the substance of the issue” in Maryland.

St. Louis youth minister recognized for years of service
May 04 2012
Pat Sprankle, who has worked in youth ministry for 27 years, was given the Cardinal Shehan Award May 3.

Marriage referendum efforts hit signature milestone
May 02 2012
A petition to put the state’s new same-sex marriage law to popular vote has collected more than 30,000 voter signatures, marking the drive’s halfway point, according to the Maryland Marriage Alliance.

Faith, family central to couple of 65 years
Apr 27 2012
Gerald and Olive McCloskey met in the first grade and will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary May 3.

Book Review: Family’s faith will lift you up
Apr 24 2012
“Emails from Heaven” is not an easy book to read. But the truth is, life isn’t always easy.

MCC: General Assembly session ‘tremendously disappointing’
Apr 16 2012
The Maryland Catholic Conference's leader hopes the lawmakers will reconvene for a special General Assembly session.

Cardinal encourages Catholics to sign marriage petition
Apr 16 2012
Catholic parishes are collecting signatures for a petition to bring Maryland's same-sex marriage law to a popular vote.