Philippine cardinal confirms pope to visit in January

Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle confirmed July 29 that Pope Francis will visit Jan. 15-19, after spending several days in Sri Lanka.

Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaks during a press conference in Manila July 29. Cardinal Tagle announced that the pope will visit the Philippines January 15-19 and is likely to visit victims of Typhoon Haiyan. (CNS photo/Francis R. Malasig, EPA)

City parishes use Dragon Boat Races to forge bonds, help Charities

On Saturdays at 9 a.m., a group of Baltimore City Catholics climbs into a Chinese-style Dragon Boat and eases into the harbor.

Members of the Downtown Catholic Cluster Dragon Boat team share a boat with members of the Air Force team for Saturday morning paddling practice at the Baltimore Marina July 26. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Franciscan sisters' straw house shows off energy-efficient design

One Ohio religious order is hoping its energy-efficient straw-bale house will encourage visitors to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

St. Francis Sister Jane Frances Omler, right, and St. Francis Sister Jacqueline Doepker talk on the patio of the energy-efficient straw-bale house they helped build in Tiffin, Ohio in a July photo.  (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)

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Philippine cardinal confirms pope to visit in January
Jul 30 2014
Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle confirmed July 29 that Pope Francis will visit Jan. 15-19, after spending several days in Sri Lanka.

City parishes use Dragon Boat Races to forge bonds, help Charities
Jul 30 2014
On Saturdays at 9 a.m., a group of Baltimore City Catholics climbs into a Chinese-style Dragon Boat and eases into the harbor.

Franciscan sisters' straw house shows off energy-efficient design
Jul 29 2014
One Ohio religious order is hoping its energy-efficient straw-bale house will encourage visitors to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

Sellinger, Bramble assume leadership roles for Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic schools
Jul 28 2014
In the newly created position, Sellinger will promote the enrollment and fiscal health of the archdiocese’s nearly 50 Catholic schools.

Gossip, anger, bitterness come when celibacy is sterility, pope says
Jul 28 2014
One of the dangers of a “sterile” form of celibacy is bitterness and gossip, Pope Francis told a group of priests and bishops in Caserta.

Halethorpe funeral offered for Father Messer, 90
Jul 28 2014
UPDATED with comments from many who knew him. A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Valentine Messer was offered July 21.