The longtime former head of the Archdiocese of Baltimore has died at the age of 86.
Retiring Longtime Catholic Priest, The Rev. Richard Lawrence: ‘I Have no Intention of Dropping Off the Face of the Earth’
After 43 years of serving as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baltimore, the Rev. Richard T. Lawrence is retiring.
A number of people who say they were sexually abused by a priest at Archbishop Keough High School in their younger years have received payouts from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
I never thought I’d see the day: Just a few weeks after Baltimore’s new-ish archbishop William Lori was a total bummer about the Supreme Court’s overturning DOMA, and a few short months after he campaigned against marriage equality in Maryland, the most important Catholic official in Baltimore has said something pretty tolerant about homosexuality.
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In the early decades of the nineteenth century, Mary Elizabeth Lange founded the first order of African American Catholic nuns, the Oblate Sisters of Providence, under the blessing of the Archbishop of Baltimore. Now, more than 130 years after her death in 1882, Lange is being considered for canonization — which would make her the first African-American saint in the history of the church.
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In case you weren’t raised Catholic, let me tell you that when Pope Benedict XVI announced earlier today that he would be resigning the papacy effective February 28, it was a big deal. A pope hasn’t resigned in over 600 years. Popes are encouraged to hold the position until their death to avoid the divided loyalties that may arise when you have a pope and an ex-pope alive at the same time. Read More →
As you’ve probably heard, Baltimore’s new archbishop, William Lori, sent a letter urging “Catholics and faithful citizens” to “show up on election day and do our part by voting against Question 6,” the bill that would establish marriage equality in Maryland. But some of Baltimore’s Catholic leaders are speaking their mind in quite a different way.
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Tuesday Links: Baltimore’s Tax Sale Near Blunder, City Gears Up for War of 1812 Attractions, and More
Baltimore’s tax sale: liens sold on 6545 properties, raising $20 million for city – Baltimore Sun
Baltimore homeowner almost ends up in tax sale over lost check – Baltimore Sun
War of 1812 ticket packages available for Baltimore landmarks – Baltimore Business Journal
E.J. Dionne Jr.: Did the Catholic organizations have to sue over the health care mandate? – Washington Post
Is college too easy? As study time falls, debate rises – Washington Post
Wednesday Links: Baltimore Housing Has Become Less Affordable, Baltimore’s Own “Doctor Death” Faces New Charges, Senate Approves Tax Increase, and More
Baltimore housing over the decade: less affordable, more likely to be fixed up – Baltimore Sun
Baltimore’s 16th archbishop prepares for office – Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Doctor Who Helps Terminally Ill Patients End Their Lives Faces New Charges – CBS Local
Less than half of money needed for Baltimore arena project raised – Baltimore Business Journal
Maryland Senate approves income tax increase, pension shift – Baltimore Business Journal
Evidence from trial of George Huguely in Yeardley Love’s murder displayed – Baltimore Sun
These Cute Dogs Could Soon Sniff Out Oil For The Largest Energy Companies In The World – Business Insider
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