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October 1, 1990
When the Vatican began drawing up new guidelines for Catholic higher education more than a decade ago, there was reason for unease in many Catholic colleges and universities in this country. How far would the Vatican want to push its authority over these institutions, which must function in a country where intellectual freedom is a prerequisite to academic respectability?As it turns out, the guidelines issued last week strike a generall conciliatory tone. The paper calls on Catholic schools to stay faithful to church teaching and to their religious character.
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Bob Ehrlich | April 15, 2013
As many of you know, I was born and raised in solidly working class Arbutus. My family's Protestantism qualified us as an anomaly; the majority of the neighborhood kids were Catholic. Most attended local Catholic schools such as Ascension, Our Lady of Victory, and St. Mark's. A majority of them went on to graduate high school at Cardinal Gibbons, Mount St. Joe, or Seton. This school experience provided parents an attractive "three-fer": religious instruction, challenging academics and excellent athletics - at a reasonable price, to boot.
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Bob Ehrlich | April 15, 2013
As many of you know, I was born and raised in solidly working class Arbutus. My family's Protestantism qualified us as an anomaly; the majority of the neighborhood kids were Catholic. Most attended local Catholic schools such as Ascension, Our Lady of Victory, and St. Mark's. A majority of them went on to graduate high school at Cardinal Gibbons, Mount St. Joe, or Seton. This school experience provided parents an attractive "three-fer": religious instruction, challenging academics and excellent athletics - at a reasonable price, to boot.
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For The Aegis | March 18, 2013
The eighth grade students at St. Joan of Arc School participated in a Conclave web chat with William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, on March 11. St. Joan of Arc School was one of 17 Catholic elementary schools invited to participate. Archbishop Lori began the web chat with prayer and a PowerPoint presentation explaining the conclave to the students. "This is a historical time in the life of our Church," the Archbishop said. Following the PowerPoint presentation, each school had one student ask a question.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | February 5, 1995
When St. John School bestowed the 1995 Distinguished Graduate Award on Mary M. Eckard, it placed her in the company of a cardinal, a national news commentator and the director of the FBI.In a ceremony Wednesday, the Westminster school surprised Mrs. Eckard, 79, with the award, which is sponsored by the National Catholic Education Association."
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2011
The Archdiocese of Baltimore named Friday the 23 members of its new school board who will oversee strategic planning for strengthening its Roman Catholic education program. The new archdiocesan school board, which will be led by Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, includes leaders in education, business and philanthropy. The board will lead the implementation of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools' Strategic Plan, a blueprint spurred by a report released in June by a panel of Catholic education experts.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | April 17, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI's highly anticipated address today to more than 200 leaders of U.S. Catholic colleges has renewed a debate that is as old as their origins: How do Catholic institutions of higher education balance their religious identity with academic freedom? Catholic colleges were founded upon the principle that faith and reason are essential in the pursuit of knowledge. But at times, the two ideals have clashed, with conservative Catholics condemning some curricula and opposing such campus activities as gay student groups, commencement speakers who support abortion rights, and stage productions of The Vagina Monologues.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,sun reporter | December 17, 2006
Knott family legal battle might be over, but family still feuding A recent court decision to dismiss two siblings from the prominent Baltimore Knott family as representatives of their late mother's estate could end the legal battle over millions of dollars that were slated for the family's foundation but were instead donated to charities. But by most accounts, the family feud will rage on. In the latest turn of events, Patricia K. Smyth and Francis X. Knott, who were appointed as representatives of the estate, were relieved of their duties by an order from the Orphans' Court of Baltimore City.
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By Dan Rodricks | January 12, 2011
I think Dan Rodricks' column about sex abuse by a former chaplain at Calvert Hall ( "A demon's death in paradise," Jan. 9) was unfair to my alma mater. Does this man read his own paper? If he does how can he explain not mentioning the name Charles Lo Presto, the teacher who took corrective measures when he learned of the abuse. If I have learned anything from my 16 years of Catholic education it is the importance of fairness. I usually enjoy Mr. Rodricks' work. The Calvert Hall column was unbalanced.
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March 4, 2010
To say that I am disappointed to hear that Cardinal Gibbons School is closing is an understatement ("Disbelief, outrage in face of Gibbons' closing," Mar. 4). I am writing you this e-mail because I believe that the true Gibbons spirit and the quality of Catholic men that Gibbons produces are the very essence of what is at stake with Gibbons' closure. I believe that it is a moral wrong to deprive society of the types of men who would receive a Catholic education, specifically from Cardinal Gibbons.
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By Larry Perl, Baltimore Sun Media Group | March 13, 2013
Gail Liss, the front desk receptionist for Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, went to a dentist appointment at noontime Wednesday, confident that a new pope would not be chosen before she got back to work. Liss was wrong. While she sitting in the dentist chair, she heard on the radio that white smoke had billowed in the Vatican, the traditional sign that a pope had been elected by the Vatican's conclave of cardinals. "I gotta get out of here," she thought. Liss rushed back to the Cathedral office on North Charles Street just in time to see the new pope, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, introduced.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
The Institute of Notre Dame, a 165-year-old private all-girls high school in the city, has selected Gail Donahue as its new principal, according to the school. Donahue is currently the assistant principal of professional development of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney. She replaces Ann Seeley, who is retiring June 30 after 12 years as principal of IND, the school said. Donahue, of Ellicott City, has taught in Catholic schools for 34 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Pennsylvania State University, a master's degree in reading from Trinity University, and is expected to earn a doctorate in educational leadership from Notre Dame of Maryland University — where she is also an associate faculty member — this month, IND said.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 31, 2011
Marian Shriver McSherry, long-time devotee of Maryland's Catholic aristocracy and mother of 12 children, died on July 24 of breast cancer at her home in Frederick. She was 85. A second cousin of R. Sargent Shriver, Marian Macsherry was born in Baltimore and grew up in Roland Park, spending her summers at Union Mills, the Shriver family homestead. She graduated from Noroton School of the Sacred Heart in Noroton, Conn., and attended Manhattanville College in New York for one year before she got married.
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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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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2011
The Archdiocese of Baltimore made its acting superintendent the official head of its 70 schools Tuesday, naming Barbara Edmondson to oversee 2,750 employees and more than 29,000 students. The first laywoman to supervise the school system, Edmondson has moved up through the ranks and feels privileged to serve with those "who believe in Catholic education. " "Together, we can strengthen our schools and continue a legacy that dates back more than 200 years," she said. The official announcement, which earned a standing ovation, came at the launch of the Principals Leadership Institute for Advanced Study, a certificate program for administrators that Edmondson helped to develop in partnership with area Catholic colleges.
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By Edwin F. O'Brien | January 29, 2011
During the past year, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has taken much-needed steps to ensure the long-term viability and competitiveness of Catholic schools. Though some were painful, these measures have positioned our schools for a rebirth, especially in our more impoverished communities, and reminded people that their many contributions are worth our investment. From time to time throughout this process, some have asked the question: Are Catholic schools worth it? Do they offer enough of a benefit to justify the sacrifices, sweat and anguish required to preserve these treasures for our communities?
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By Dan Rodricks | January 12, 2011
I think Dan Rodricks' column about sex abuse by a former chaplain at Calvert Hall ( "A demon's death in paradise," Jan. 9) was unfair to my alma mater. Does this man read his own paper? If he does how can he explain not mentioning the name Charles Lo Presto, the teacher who took corrective measures when he learned of the abuse. If I have learned anything from my 16 years of Catholic education it is the importance of fairness. I usually enjoy Mr. Rodricks' work. The Calvert Hall column was unbalanced.
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