Obituaries

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Slovak nun who died in Kenya to be buried in South Sudan, where she served
May 25 2016
The body of murdered Sister Veronika Theresia Rackova, 58, director of St. Bakhita Medical Center in Yei, South Sudan, will be interred in Yei, not in Kenya as earlier planned.

Ursuline sister taught in Cumberland schools
May 24 2016
In Cumberland, Sister Annalita taught at the parish schools at Ss. Peter and Paul from 1948 to 1952 and St. Mary from 1964 to 1965. She died May 21.

Sister Mary Clarice Proctor, O.S.P., worked as educator
May 11 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Clarice Proctor of the Oblate Sisters of Providence will be offered May 12 at Our Lady of Mount Providence Chapel in Baltimore. Sister Mary Clarice died May 8; she was 80.

Father Berrigan hailed as visionary who was ruled by faith at funeral Mass
May 09 2016
Father Berrigan was remembered as a “fierce, mischievous visionary" and a “Beatnik Jesuit friend.”

In Memoriam: Pray for the deceased clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore
May 08 2016
Please pray for these members of the clergy who served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and died in the months of May and June.

Sister Julia Walsh, D.C. dies at 99
May 05 2016
A funeral Mass for Daughter of Charity Sister Julia Walsh will be offered May 7 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. She spent much of her 77 years of ministry in nursing.

Activist priest, one of the ‘Catonsville Nine,’ dies at 94
May 02 2016
Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, who died April 30 at 94, will be remembered most for his prominent role in opposing the Vietnam War.

Dominican priest taught at St. Mary’s Seminary and University
Apr 21 2016
Dominican Father Paul Philibert died April 14 at the age of 79.

Franciscan sister ministered in Baltimore, Bradshaw
Apr 12 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Evelyn Marie Hartnett of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was to be held April 12 at 11 a.m. at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.

Sister Bernice McCourt served Linthicum parish
Apr 05 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Bernice McCourt, of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, was offered April 1 at Villa Julie, the sisters’ residence in Stevenson.

Homily: 'God was full of surprises when it came to Mother Angelica'
Apr 02 2016
Mother Angelica did much: founding EWTN, branching out into radio, shortwave and print, and establishing a monastery in Alabama.

Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN, dies after long illness
Mar 28 2016
"Faith is having one foot on the ground and the other up in the air, waiting for the Lord to put the ground under it," she once said.

Sister Trinita Balbach, O.S.F., dies at 91
Mar 21 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Trinita Balbach of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered March 18 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Trinita died March 13. She was 91.

Father Elizondo, nationally known Notre Dame theology professor, dies of apparent suicide
Mar 15 2016
Father Virgilio Elizondo, a nationally known professor of pastoral and Hispanic theology at the University of Notre Dame, was found dead in his home the afternoon of March 14.

Anti-drug effort was a signature cause of former first lady Nancy Reagan
Mar 07 2016
Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” initiative became a national catch phrase that extended far beyond the use of drugs.