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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.

Petition drive launched on same-sex marriage
Feb 29 2012
Same-sex marriage opponents are confident it will be on the November ballot.

Statement of Cardinal O'Brien on redefining marriage
Feb 24 2012
Upon returning from Rome this evening, Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, issued the following statement on the Maryland Senate's vote to redefine marriage in Maryland.

Leaders pledge to overturn same-sex marriage
Feb 23 2012
In the wake of the Feb. 23 Senate passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, the leader of the Maryland Catholic Conference says people will be inspired to act.

Same-sex marriage bill advances
Feb 21 2012
ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Senate is expected to begin debate Feb. 23 on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.