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Priest tells Obama about Cuban exiles' suffering, longing for freedom
May 29 2015
During a surprise visit by President Obama, Miami priest tells president of persecution of Cuban people.

Private donors transform vacant lot at Cardinal Shehan School
May 29 2015
Archbishop William E. Lori dedicated and blessed a new playground and the basketball court May 26 at Cardinal Shehan School.

Jerry Savage, who coached the Loyola Blakefield boys’ basketball team from 1968 to 2003 and served the Archdiocese of Baltimore for nearly five decades, died May 23. The Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year award is given in his honor. (Courtesy Loyola Blakefield) Coach Savage’s entire life was ‘in service to another’
May 28 2015
At his funeral Mass, Loyola Blakefield's Jerry Savage was remembered for his grace, marriage of 51 years and selfless faith.

Vincentian Father Eugene Sheridan, pastor of St. Cecilia, and Barry Simms, a parishioner, are among those whose outreach is supported by an Emmitsburg parish staffed by Vincentians. (Karen Osborne/CR Staff) Emmitsburg parishioners show generosity, concern for West Baltimore
May 28 2015
St. Joseph in Emmitsburg rallies in support of West Baltimore following city unrest.

Alan Garcia and Kate Rixey show off a scarf owned by their Spanish teacher, Ellen Smith. The two are part of group bound for Spain. (Karen Osborne/CR Staff) Beyond the Bell: St. Mary’s students anticipate trip to Spain
May 28 2015
Students from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis are Spain-bound.

Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden leads prayer during a May 26 prayer walk in West Baltimore. (Karen Osborne/CR Staff) At prayer walk, Bishop Madden floats ideas for helping West Baltimore
May 27 2015
Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden leads first prayer walk since the death of Freddie Gray Jr.

Sister Mary Rebecca Elkins, R.S.M. Sister Mary Rebecca Elkins, R.S.M., dies at 90
May 27 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister of Mercy Mary Rebecca Elkins was offered May 22 at Mercy Villa.

Bon Secours Hospital will redevelop the former St. Martin Church in West Baltimore. (Karen Osborne/CR Staff) Former St. Martin Church to be repurposed by Bon Secours
May 26 2015
Bon Secours Hospital is scheduled to settle June 24 on the purchase of St. Martin Church from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Jesuit Father John W. Swope, president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Fells Point, poses for a photo with Kasio DeGraffinried as she receives her diploma at the school Founding president of Cristo Rey says goodbye to Baltimore
May 26 2015
A substantive conversation with Jesuit Father John Swope, outgoing president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, will almost always touch on two ideas – opportunity and self-reliance.

Linda Rhinehart of St. Philip Neri in Linthicum prays during Memorial Day Mass May 25 at the New Cathedral Cemetery in West Baltimore. (Karen Osborne/CR Staff) Baltimore Memorial Day Mass a time to remember, honor dead
May 25 2015
More than 50 people gathered for Mass on a hillside at the New Cathedral Cemetery on Memorial Day to remember lost lives.