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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tribune Newspapers | January 16, 2010
The woman wailed outside the ruins of Cathedrale de Notre-Dame de Port-au-Prince, the Roman Catholic cathedral that symbolized Haiti's religious fervor. "This is what God did!" she cried Friday morning. "See what God can do!" Tuesday's earthquake brought down the roof of the enormous pink-and-cream cathedral, filling the apse and nave with tons of rubble. The quake punched out its vivid stained-glass windows, twisted its wrought-iron fencing and sliced brick walls like cake. The western steeple, which had soared more than 100 feet in the sky, toppled onto parishioners praying at an outdoor shrine to St. Emmanuel.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt, now a storage room, in the bowels of the basilica, church officials did indeed have just the thing, or at least the raw material for it: some salvaged mahogany from the historic cathedral's early years, hand-crafted into a seed chest that the president presented to the pope Wednesday.
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Jacques Kelly | January 10, 2014
I sat in the Downtown Partnership's office this week and heard the new urban geographic labels being considered for Baltimore's emerging neighborhoods. With more than 1,000 new apartments being created this year in what we traditionally call downtown Baltimore, there is a momentum to define and give these residential enclaves an identity. "In 2013, the development clock started again," said Kirby Fowler, the partnership's president. "As people are renting units, they are asking for a name change that tells just where they live.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
A funeral Mass for Art Donovan, the Baltimore Colts defensive tackle and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. Donovan, 89, died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium . There will be no viewing and interment is private. Donovan died just before 8 p.m. Sunday, surrounded by 15 to 20 family members, said his daughter, Kelly Donovan-Mazzulli. "My mom [Dorothy]
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By Patrick Ercolano and Patrick Ercolano,Evening Sun Staff | January 4, 1991
Not so long ago, you couldn't see the cathedral for the trees.The Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, at the northwest corner of St. Paul Street and University Parkway, has been regarded as one of the more impressive religious structures in the Baltimore area since its construction 60 years ago.However, until some recent remodeling and landscaping, the church was concealed by a brick wall and a stretch of trees along St. Paul Street."
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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Staff Writer | May 13, 1992
A jewel-studded, silver chalice was stored in a safe at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation on East University Parkway, kept out of view so no one would be tempted to steal it.But the strategy failed.In the course of telling the police about an office break-in that occurred over the weekend, church officials checked the safe on Monday and discovered the chalice had disappeared.The cup was silver and adorned with diamonds, topaz and amethysts, according to a police report."We don't use these items for precisely this reason," said the Very Rev. Van H. Gardner, dean of the cathedral, referring to the risk of theft.
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By Donna Shear | September 20, 1990
To passersby on the tree-lined streets of Northwest Washington, the web-like scaffolding that surrounds the Washington Cathedral seems as permanent as the structure itself. Begun in 1907, the august cathedral has always been a work in progress, destined to remain forever unfinished.But no more! Late this month -- consecration ceremonies are scheduled Sept. 28-30 -- the cathedral will be a work completed, its scaffolding torn down.This article, by a free-lance Baltimore historian, tours some of the cathedral's thousands of carvings, not all of them saintly.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | December 4, 1993
Chase-Brexton Clinic Inc. said it will buy the 20,000-square-foot office building at 1001 Cathedral St. by the end of the month, giving the city's second-biggest AIDS clinic needed expansion space and generating a new use for a building that had been foreclosed upon."
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1995
There's a sad irony involving the Cathedral Street building that was selected as the new home for Chase-Brexton Health Services Inc.In the late 1970s and early 1980s, it was the home of Girard's, one of the most sophisticated discos Baltimore had ever seen -- the local equivalent of New York's Studio 54.Now, as the headquarters of Chase-Brexton, it's home for Maryland's largest community-based provider of HIV-related health care.And many of the people who go there now for care were once patrons of the well-known nightclub.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2013
The Episcopal Church in Maryland celebrated the life of its 11th bishop with all the formality and ceremony of a cathedral funeral Saturday, while remembering a man known as a fierce champion for society's outsiders. "Bishop David Leighton knew the burden of being a shepherd," said the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, the current bishop. "He experienced many times the hatred, bitterness and rejection that comes with the office whenever he stood up for those whom society wanted to neglect, or keep outside of the power structures in the church.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
A funeral Mass for Art Donovan, the Baltimore Colts defensive tackle and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. Donovan, 89, died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium . There will be no viewing and interment is private. Donovan died just before 8 p.m. Sunday, surrounded by 15 to 20 family members, said his daughter, Kelly Donovan-Mazzulli. "My mom [Dorothy]
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By Peter Hermann and Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post | July 31, 2013
Moments before D.C. police found Jiamei Tian hiding in a bathroom stall at Washington National Cathedral, a family of tourists had spotted her in a back pew of the Children's Chapel guarding two bags and muttering softly in a foreign language. Tian's unsettling behavior continued Tuesday, when the 58-year-old Chinese national made her first appearance in D.C. Superior Court to face charges in connection with a string of vandalism in which churches and tourist attractions across the city, including two chapels at the cathedral, were spattered with green paint.
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By Jonathan Pitts and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
On his first trip to Washington, Austin Jarvis most wanted to visit the Lincoln Memorial, so the 11-year-old from Georgia was displeased when he and his family had to settle for an obstructed view. Five preservationists stood on three tiers of scaffolding erected around the legs of the statue of the 16th U.S. president, using paint brushes to apply a white, foamy substance made in Hanover that they hoped would remove the last of the defiling green paint. "I wasn't very happy," Jarvis said about the vandalism.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
On Aug, 24, 2011, the earthquake that jolted the East Coast from Georgia to Quebec rattled through the bricks, plaster and paint of one of Baltimore's architectural jewels, the Basilica of the Assumption, sending nearly 1,000 linear feet of cracks through its ceilings and walls. On Sunday, as Christians worldwide commemorate the resurrection of Christ on Easter, the 207-year-old cathedral, too, will enjoy a rebirth. Construction workers have put the finishing touches on a seven-month, $3 million restoration job, and Sunday morning's Mass will mark the formal reopening.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Three deer scurried past the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as Steve Thomas and his wife, Debbie, arrived for Sunday Mass to celebrate the new spiritual leader for Roman Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis. The symbolism struck the Arbutus man, who said the recently elected pontiff sent a message to the faithful in his choice to take the name of the 12th century saint Francis of Assisi, known for his love of animals and for embracing a life of poverty. "We need to get back to basics," said Thomas, master of the Maryland district for the Knights of Columbus.
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By Larry Bleiberg and Larry Bleiberg,Dallas Morning News | September 17, 1995
Washington -- The National Cathedral offers European tradition with a New World twist. From stained glass embedded with a moon rock to a gargoyle of Darth Vader, there's no question the church in northwest Washington is as American as apple pie.But with flying buttresses and soaring towers, it just happens to look as Old World as Notre Dame.Cathedrals sometimes elicit yawns from tourists, but this one has so many intriguing details even children will be fascinated.There's the corner dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, with shiny pennies embedded in the floor.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving next week for the papacy of Benedict XVI, the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced Friday. The Mass is planned for 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, spokesman Sean Caine said. It will be open to the public; tickets will not be required. Benedict, 85, said this week that he would step down at the end of the month after nearly eight years as spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He became the first pope to resign voluntarily since Clementine V in 1294.
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