Catholic educators begin school year with prayer and call to spiritual renewal

The Catholic Schools Convocation attracted 1,400 teachers and administrators to the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg.

Archbishop William E. Lori celebrates Mass Aug. 25 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg to launch the Catholic Schools Convocation. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

CRS staffer recalls Mother Teresa's joy, humility and can-do spirit

“She got love and respect from all people of all faiths,” Sean Callahan said.

Blessed Mother Teresa visited the headquarters of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services in 1996. From left are Sean Callahan; Bishop John H. Ricard, then auxiliary bishop of Baltimore; and Ken Hackett, then CEO of CRS, now the United States ambassador to the Vatican. (Courtesy CRS)

Mother Teresa's legacy visible at Baltimore's Gift of Hope

“She always gave you all of her attention if you talked to her – she was fully present," Sister Christea said.

Familiar faces in the East Baltimore neighborhood surrounding St. Wenceslaus Parish, Missionaries of Charity, from left, Sister Lazarina, Sister Aloka, Sister Cecil Ann and Sister Christea pause outside the Gift of Hope, where they care for those living with HIV and other illnesses. (Erik Zygmont/CR Staff)

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Catholic educators begin school year with prayer and call to spiritual renewal
Aug 26 2016
The Catholic Schools Convocation attracted 1,400 teachers and administrators to the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg.

CRS staffer recalls Mother Teresa's joy, humility and can-do spirit
Aug 25 2016
“She got love and respect from all people of all faiths,” Sean Callahan said.

Mother Teresa's legacy visible at Baltimore's Gift of Hope
Aug 25 2016
“She always gave you all of her attention if you talked to her – she was fully present," Sister Christea said.

Retired Pope Benedict says it was his ‘duty’ to resign from papacy
Aug 25 2016
Retired Pope Benedict XVI said he felt a “duty” to resign because of his declining health and the rigorous demands of papal travel.

Damascus patriarchs call for lifting of sanctions against Syria
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hristian patriarchs residing in Damascus urged the international community to “stop the siege of the Syrian people” and to lift international sanctions.

BOOST scholarship program awards $5 million to help low-income students in nonpublic schools
Aug 24 2016
Families are snapping up new state scholarship money in order to send their kids to non-public schools, and many are choosing Catholic schools.