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June 7, 2011
With the end of the 2010-2011 school year approaching for most area Catholic schools, I would be interested to hear from anyone regarding all the benefits that were to be gained from the closing of the 12 Catholic elementary and high schools. As the closings were announced last March, we were told that this would make "a Catholic education more affordable for everyone who desires it. " Let me say that I just received my 2011-2012 tuition bill, and I can say that I am paying approximately 40 percent more for my son to attend his new school than I did for his previous school.
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September 3, 2014
In his commentary, "The Civil Right Act at 50" (Aug. 31), Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori writes that "...our Catholic schools in Baltimore City educate majority non-Catholic, African-American students whose education is heavily subsidized by the Church's private partners seeking to improve lives (and communities) through education. " It seems to me a bit hypocritical for Archbishop Lori to support these commitments when a few years ago, the archdiocese closed so many Catholic schools in Baltimore City where most of the students needed to have the influence of those schools to improve their lives.
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September 3, 2014
In his commentary, "The Civil Right Act at 50" (Aug. 31), Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori writes that "...our Catholic schools in Baltimore City educate majority non-Catholic, African-American students whose education is heavily subsidized by the Church's private partners seeking to improve lives (and communities) through education. " It seems to me a bit hypocritical for Archbishop Lori to support these commitments when a few years ago, the archdiocese closed so many Catholic schools in Baltimore City where most of the students needed to have the influence of those schools to improve their lives.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright has seen the pride that one of his top recruits, Mount St. Joseph star Phil Booth, shows when it comes to playing basketball in the Baltimore Catholic League. "Phil knows it's not about him, it's about Mount St. Joseph and it's about the BCL," said Wright, the keynote speaker at the BCL Hall of Fame ceremony at Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville. "That's the message - cherish that and never forget where you came from. " Eight former BCL standouts won't soon forget after being honored as the newest members of the league's Hall of Fame on Thursday, a group that included former Maryland star and current assistant coach Juan Dixon.
NEWS
June 14, 2010
I was among the many thousands of Baltimore's working class and poor children who greatly benefited from a Catholic school education. The present closing of many Baltimore schools can be attributed to changing demographics, the nearly prohibitive cost of any private education (whether religious or secular), a wounded American economy and the lack of teaching nuns. Dan Rodricks' twisted reasoning ("Education and atonement," June 13) in equating the Baltimore school closures with the tragedy of child abuse was shrill and illogical.
NEWS
By William E. Lori | April 22, 2013
It has been nearly three years since my predecessor, Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, and the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools released the Strategic Plan for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Since that time, enrollment declines have been stemmed in many schools; innovative new programs such as our dual language and Montessori initiatives have kept our schools competitive; and systemic changes to the governance of our schools, renewed focus on school leadership - training of principals and development of local school boards, as well as system-wide accreditation - are ensuring Catholic schools remain an excellent value (average annual K-8 cost is approximately $5,000)
SPORTS
By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1999
A playoff game between the Baltimore Catholic League tournament and regular-season champions won't be needed.No. 3 Archbishop Spalding (29-4) and No. 4 Towson Catholic (25-6) are both going to the prestigious Alhambra tournament at Frostburg State University, March 18-20.Spalding won the tournament title Monday over No. 14 St. Frances (12-10), 57-49. Towson Catholic (13-1 in the league) had won the regular-season championship over Spalding (12-2), but was upset by St. Frances, 47-46, in the tournament semifinals.
NEWS
September 24, 2013
The news media has focused considerable attention on the recent interview with Pope Francis ("Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion," Sept. 19). I have now read the entire published interview, and it is truly remarkable. The interview reveals the pope as a highly intellectual and cultured man who is also authentically humble. He clearly believes that the church needs to be involved with all mankind. Some of his remarks seem to be directed at the hierarchy and clergy, but I wonder how the pope's vision for the church will play out in the local Baltimore Catholic community.
NEWS
By Gelareh Asayesh | December 8, 1991
New York City, 1991. The Public Relations Society of America is handing out awards for the best sell jobs in the country. The winners walk across the dais. McDonald's. Crayola. The United States Army.The Archdiocese of Baltimore.A new era has dawned in Catholic education, and the Baltimore Archdiocese is in the thick of it.After years of relying on a captive audience of loyal Roman Catholics to fill parochial schools, dioceses around the country have lost much of their traditional Catholic constituency in an increasingly secular society.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
He's across the Atlantic from his native Ireland, but Ken Keady was wearing the green Sunday as he bobbed his 3-year-old daughter on his shoulders to see Baltimore's St. Patrick Parade. "It's a great occasion, a lot of color, a lot of flags and lot of music. I come every year," said Keady, now of Towson, with daughter Carolyn waving the Irish flag above his head. Keady pronounced Baltimore's parade as "one of the best I've ever seen" - and he's seen them in Dublin, he said. The Keady family was among thousands of people lining the route for the kilted bagpipe bands and eye-popping string bands, dance troupes, students, classic cars, floats and more.
NEWS
September 24, 2013
The news media has focused considerable attention on the recent interview with Pope Francis ("Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion," Sept. 19). I have now read the entire published interview, and it is truly remarkable. The interview reveals the pope as a highly intellectual and cultured man who is also authentically humble. He clearly believes that the church needs to be involved with all mankind. Some of his remarks seem to be directed at the hierarchy and clergy, but I wonder how the pope's vision for the church will play out in the local Baltimore Catholic community.
NEWS
By William E. Lori | April 22, 2013
It has been nearly three years since my predecessor, Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, and the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools released the Strategic Plan for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Since that time, enrollment declines have been stemmed in many schools; innovative new programs such as our dual language and Montessori initiatives have kept our schools competitive; and systemic changes to the governance of our schools, renewed focus on school leadership - training of principals and development of local school boards, as well as system-wide accreditation - are ensuring Catholic schools remain an excellent value (average annual K-8 cost is approximately $5,000)
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
Surprise turned into joy as Baltimore Catholics celebrated the election of the first Latin American and first Jesuit pope, saying it offered an often-hidebound church a chance for rejuvenation. "One time, John Paul the Great called America, meaning North, Central and South America, the continent of hope," said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori. "I can only imagine the hopes and the joy that is welling up in the hearts of Hispanic Catholics here in the archdiocese and all over the country.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
As their church's cardinals gathered in Vatican City to select a new pope, Catholic schoolchildren in the Baltimore area joined the worldwide buzz over the secret balloting process in an online chat with a fairly well-placed source: Archbishop William E. Lori. "I'm not going to predict who the Holy Father is going to be," Lori told eighth-grade students at 20 schools in the Baltimore Archdiocese on Monday. "But what we can't miss is that at least two of the American cardinals have been spoken about as possible candidates.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
He's across the Atlantic from his native Ireland, but Ken Keady was wearing the green Sunday as he bobbed his 3-year-old daughter on his shoulders to see Baltimore's St. Patrick Parade. "It's a great occasion, a lot of color, a lot of flags and lot of music. I come every year," said Keady, now of Towson, with daughter Carolyn waving the Irish flag above his head. Keady pronounced Baltimore's parade as "one of the best I've ever seen" - and he's seen them in Dublin, he said. The Keady family was among thousands of people lining the route for the kilted bagpipe bands and eye-popping string bands, dance troupes, students, classic cars, floats and more.
SPORTS
By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Four days after winning the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, St. Frances is no longer in the Baltimore Catholic League playoffs. Mount Carmel upset the No. 1 Panthers, 59-50, in the BCL quarterfinals on Thursday night. Junior guards Johnny Rhodes and Brian Cunningham led the visiting Cougars offensively, while coach Tom Rose attributed the victory to great team defense. "We just had an outstanding team effort tonight," Rose said. "I mean, we had eight guys who scored tonight for us. We really spread the ball out well.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | June 1, 2011
Perhaps the news was lost in all the shuffling of parishes by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in recent years: St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, a focal point of immigrant life in Fells Point since the mid-19th century, will close in August. It should be further noted that the Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province, who have been running St. Michael's through thick and thin for 160 years, say the decision to close the church has nothing to do with their significant losses in Bernie Madoff's massive fraud.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2011
With prayers, processions and Polish food, Roman Catholics in Baltimore joined millions of other church members worldwide Sunday in celebrating the life of the late Pope John Paul II — the only pontiff to have visited the city — as he moved a step closer to sainthood. Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, head of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, presided over a Mass at the Basilica of the Assumption marking the Sunday after Easter as well as the beatification in Rome of John Paul II. Then, after the Mass, the archbishop led a procession around the block to a "peace" garden dedicated to the late pope for an outdoor prayer service there.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
His players sat silently in the corner of the locker room. Much like he did when he was a player at Maryland more than a quarter century ago, Archbishop Spalding boys basketball coach Derrick Lewis measured his words carefully before speaking. "I lost a bunch of games over a long career, but I never gave up," Lewis said in a low, but forceful voice. "A lot of you guys gave up tonight. " A few minutes before, Loyola embarrassed the Cavaliers, 69-49, on Senior Night. Lewis used the loss as an opportunity to give his players a bit of a history lesson, recalling his junior year in College Park, which was Bob Wade's first season as coach.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
For the past two seasons, Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey has had a first hand look at a quality basketball player from the Baltimore Catholic League, watching Mount St. Joseph graduate Eric Atkins develop into a starting point guard for his Fighting Irish. As the guest speaker at the second annual BCL Hall of Fame ceremony Thursday night, Brey praised the caliber of athletes to come out of the BCL and the leadership provided by BCL coaches of the past and present.
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