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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | May 5, 2007
Sister Marie Carmel Galligan, the former coordinator of religious education for the Baltimore Archdiocese who later led spiritual retreats, died of complications from dementia Thursday at her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 88. Born Carmel Theresa Galligan in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., she earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the College of St. Rose in Albany in 1938 and moved to Baltimore to enter the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1939.
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By Jean Marbella and Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2012
At a time when Roman Catholic bishops are waging political wars against contraception and same-sex marriage, one of the church's most hard-line generals was named Tuesday to head its historically important Baltimore archdiocese. The Vatican appointed Bishop William E. Lori, 60, of Bridgeport, Conn., the next archbishop of Baltimore, a move that observers say could thrust the city, where American Catholicism was born, into the center of two hot-button issues. "He's smart, he's articulate, he sticks to the party line," said the Rev. Thomas J. Reese, a Jesuit priest and senior research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2003
At 93, Harriet Kennedy isn't so good with dates and places anymore, but she can recall in detail her wedding to Robert Kennedy, now 96, nearly three-quarters of a century ago. "It was a beautiful summer day - July 30, 1929," she said in her home on Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville, which the couple has owned for five decades. "It was nice and warm." Yesterday, the Kennedys were honored at a World Marriage Day Mass as the longest-married couple - at 73 years - in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien said in a strongly worded letter that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will not comply with federal law requiring churches to offer birth control coverage even it means dropping health insurance for its 3,500 employees. "We cannot – we will not – comply with this unjust law," O'Brien wrote in the letter, which was read during last Sunday's Mass at the area's 153 Roman Catholic parishes. O'Brien's letter highlights a continuing dispute over federal health care reform, and a policy that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says is designed to improve care for women.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Robert A. Erlandson and Joe Nawrozki and Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writers | June 19, 1994
An article in The Sun June 19 about the unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik reported that during the investigation of her disappearance on Nov. 7, 1969, Inspector Julian I. Forrest Sr., chief of detectives, had pressured investigators on behalf of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.In fact, Mr. Forrest had retired in October 1966.Col. Edwin E. Taylor, who was chief of the criminal investigation division when Sister Catherine disappeared, retired Dec. 25, 1969, just before her body was found Jan. 3, 1970, in Lansdowne.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2002
CLARIFICATION: An article on June 3, 2002, on allegations of child sexual abuse against a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore stated that when the priest, Michael Spillane, admitted in 1992 to sexually abusing six boys while he was a priest at Baltimore-area parishes, the archdiocese informed the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the Washington Archdiocese by letter. While the FDLC and the Washington Archdiocese were informed of Spillane's admissions, it was not necessarily by letter.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2003
The Rev. Ronald P. Pytel, the pastor of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Southeast Baltimore whose recovery from a life-threatening heart condition was declared a miracle by Vatican authorities four years ago, died of kidney cancer Monday at a home he restored in Middle Way, W.Va. He was 56. Father Pytel received a diagnosis of a degenerative aortic valve and congestive heart failure in the mid-1990s. Operated on at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he recovered, all the while praying to Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun who had been recently beatified.
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By John Rivera | September 16, 1995
Organizers of Pope John Paul II's Baltimore trip have taken to the Internet to publicize the visit.The Archdiocese of Baltimore has established a site on the Internet's World Wide Web that will be updated continually with information as the pope's Oct. 8 visit approaches. The address is http://www.popevisit.com.Computer users who visit the web site -- web software is required -- will find details on the pope's day in Baltimore, biographical information on the pope and local church figures and historical background on the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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September 21, 1993
Rev. T. J. HigginsCatholic educator, 94The Rev. Thomas J. Higgins, S.J., a former president of what is now St. Joseph University in Philadelphia who later served as philosophy department chairman at Loyola College, died Saturday of heart failure at the Jesuit residence at the Philadelphia school.Father Higgins, who was 94, had joined the administration of what was then St. Joseph College in 1929 and served as its president from 1933 until he came to Baltimore in 1939. He was also pastor of the Gesu Roman Catholic Church for a time in Philadelphia.
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December 11, 2004
Janet Elaine Jones, an Archdiocese of Baltimore worker and ballroom dancer, died Dec. 4 at the University of Maryland Medical Center after undergoing heart surgery. The Cherry Hill resident was 48. Born Janet Hendricks in Laus, Germany, she was a 1974 graduate of Eastern High School and earned a diploma from Strayer University, where she studied business. After serving as the church secretary at St. Veronica Roman Catholic Church in Cherry Hill, she worked for 15 years at the Archdiocese of Baltimore in downtown Baltimore in its Office of African-American Ministries.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2011
The Archdiocese of Baltimore added a new religious order of nuns Tuesday, its first in decades and one that began as an Anglican community. The All Saints' Sisters of the Poor left the Episcopal Church for the Roman Catholic Church two years ago. By a decree from the Vatican, they are now an official diocesan priory, or order, the same designation carried by the School Sisters of Notre Dame or the Daughters of Charity. "We feel we have broken ground," said Mother Christina Christie, leader of the community and a nun since 1966.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2011
The Archdiocese of Baltimore will offer science, technology, engineering and math programs in seven of its elementary schools, including in Anne Arundel and Howard counties, during the coming school year, diocesan officials said Friday. The schools include Resurrection-St. Paul School in Ellicott City, which in 2009 became one of only 13 schools in the diocese to receive the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence award, and St. Jane Frances de Chantal School in Pasadena, which launched an after-school STEM Club for junior high students this year.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
Braving strong winds and holding signs that read "Protect Kids, Not Predators," several people rallied outside the Archdiocese of Baltimore headquarters Wednesday, imploring the church to take a more active role in aiding sexual abuse victims. Members of the advocacy group Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, gathered on the front steps of the archdiocese building on Cathedral Street to deliver a letter asking Archbishop Edwin O'Brien "to clearly alert Catholics and citizens" of the death of defrocked priest Laurence Brett, who faced numerous allegations of sex abuse in Baltimore and elsewhere.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
Julie K. Rybczynski, who was coordinator of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore's church leadership institute and whose battle against cancer inspired family and friends, died Saturday of acute myeloid leukemia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Mayfield resident was 32. Julie Kline was born in Baltimore and spent her early years in Hamilton. She later moved to Jarrettsville with her family and graduated from North Harford High School in 1995. Mrs. Rybczynski earned a bachelor's degree in 1999 in English with a drama minor from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she had been a Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Scholar.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | May 19, 2010
The Archdiocese of Baltimore will launch a Montessori program, its first, at St. Pius X Catholic School in Rodgers Forge in 2011, Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien announced Wednesday. O'Brien said St. Pius X will partner with Loyola University Maryland, which has a graduate program in Montessori education. As the archdiocese describes it, the Montessori method "allows children to proceed at their own pace and focuses on all aspects of human development — intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual — to make learning an exciting process of discovery."
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By Baltimore Sun staff | March 3, 2010
The city takes the biggest hit in consolidation plan, as nine of its 30 archdiocesan schools are slated to close in June. They include: • St. Bernadine Catholic School • Father Charles Hall Catholic Elementary and Middle School • St. Katharine School and Queen of Peace Cluster • Mother Mary Lange Catholic School • Our Lady of Fatima School • St. Rose of Lima School • Shrine...
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January 17, 2008
On January 15, 2008, REVEREND CHRISTOPHER M. CARNEY, age 76, of Hickory, MD, beloved son of the late Maurice J. Carney and the late Dolores S. Carney of Philadelphia, PA. In 1948, Father Carney first entered the Brothers of Christian Schools (F.S.C.) serving 22 years as a Christian Brother. In 1971, Father Carney was ordained a Priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and served as Administrator of St. Thomas More Parish, Baltimore, MD, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish. Arbutus, MD, Pastor of The Church of the Annunciation, Rosedale, MD, Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Overlea, MD, and most recently beloved Senior and Retired Priest at St. Ignatius Church, Hickory, MD. Father Carney is survived by numerous cousins, loving friends and beloved parishioners.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
More than 1,800 Roman Catholics from the Archdiocese of Baltimore will assemble today in a biennial pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.The pilgrims represent Catholics in approximately 55 parishes in the archdiocese from as far as Westernport in Allegany County. They will join Cardinal William H. Keeler, archbishop of the archdiocese, for a day of spiritual activities that will include the recitation of the rosary, confession and the celebration of Mass.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | March 27, 2009
Fire Chief James Clack aims to keep us out of blazes - in Baltimore and in the hereafter. The city fire chief just became a deacon in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, so he can save people in more ways than one. He'll be introduced during Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Highlandtown on Saturday. What sounds like an odd resume combo is old hat to Clack, who was ordained as a deacon in St. Cloud, Minn., in 2003, when he was with the Minneapolis Fire Department. "They are different, but ... both are vocations where your main focus is helping others," Clack said.
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