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December 10, 1992
The newly installed president of Catholic University, Christian Brother who grew up in Baltimore, has pledged to work against rising tuition rates, pare program duplications and tackle the special educational needs of a new wave of immigrants.Brother Patrick Ellis, 64, became the 13th president of the Roman Catholic university in ceremonies on its Northeast Washington campus Tuesday. He succeeds the Rev. William J. Byron, who held the position for 10 years.Born in Baltimore, Brother Patrick received his high school education at Calvert Hall College before attending Catholic University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his doctorate in English in 1960.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Ruth E. Eger, the former executive director of the Joseph Richey Hospice who lectured widely on death and dying, died June 9 of pneumonia at Saint Agnes Hospital. She had just celebrated her 80th birthday. "Ruth was the most spirited and positive-thinking person. No problem was so big that we couldn't grow and learn from it, and she found that in everybody," said Catherine M. Frome, who was named clinical director of the Joseph Richey Hospice in April. "She turned Joseph Richey Hospice around and made its finances viable in order to care for the underserved in Baltimore," said Ms. Frome.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1998
The ninth American Cardinals Dinner, an annual fund-raiser benefiting Catholic University in Washington, will be held this year for the first time in Baltimore, archdiocesan officials said yesterday.The $1,000-a-plate, black-tie dinner is held each year in a city whose archdiocese is led by a cardinal and is expected to attract prominent Catholics from across the country. It is scheduled May 1 at the Baltimore Convention Center.This year's dinner will honor the eight cardinals who serve in U.S. archdioceses: Baltimore's William H. Keeler, Washington's James A. Hickey, Boston's Bernard Law, New York's John J. O'Connor, Philadelphia's Anthony J. Bevilacqua, Los Angeles' Roger Mahony, Detroit's Adam J. Maida and Chicago's Francis E. George.
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June 10, 2014
Dan Furman Age: 30 Occupation: Delegation Counsel, Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly and Attorney/Owner Dan Furman, Attorney at Law, LLC. Education: J.D., Catholic University of America, B.A., Political Science, University of Maryland Baltimore County Previous elected office/community investment:   Nearly two years as Student Member of the Howard County Board of Education, Maryland State...
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By John-Thor Dahlburg and John-Thor Dahlburg,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 27, 2002
IMMOKALEE, Fla. - On pool-table-flat farmland where peppers, tomatoes and sod have been grown, Thomas S. Monaghan, 65 and one-time fast-food magnate, is pursuing what might be the last phase of his life's work: the saving of souls. "My No. 1 priority now is to help as many people get to heaven as possible," said the founder of Domino's Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers. "I believe the best way to do that is education." The result, if Monaghan's vision and an artist's conceptions are translated into reality, will be the first new Roman Catholic university in the United States in a generation, built from scratch on what is now rich agricultural land near the Everglades of southwestern Florida.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | June 2, 2007
Marilyn Neeley Gerle, a pianist who had been chairwoman of the piano division at Catholic University of America's school of music for more than three decades, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. The former Catonsville and Washington resident who lived in Hyattsville was 69. Marilyn Neeley, who played professionally under her maiden name, was born and raised in Los Angeles. "Her mother was a piano teacher, and she'd sit under the piano listening while she gave lessons," said her son and only survivor, Andrew Gerle, a musical theater composer who lives in New York City.
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By Boston Globe | September 3, 1995
BOSTON -- Despite rising incomes, Roman Catholics are far less willing to dig into their pockets to support their churches than members of other religious denominations, according to a recent report.The average Catholic family contributes $386 annually to its church, compared with $1,696 for families in the Assemblies of God, the denomination with the highest level of giving, according to studies by Catholic University in Washington.Average annual family contributions for the other three denominations included in the report were $1,154 for Southern Baptists, $1,085 for Presbyterians and $746 for Evangelical Lutherans.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 9, 1999
Robert E. Hunt, a former Roman Catholic priest who became known nationally in the 1960s for his public disagreement with Pope Paul VI's teaching on birth control, died Thursday at his Homeland residence of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 65.A North Baltimore resident since 1984, Mr. Hunt was born and raised in Newark, N.J. After graduating from Seton Hall University in 1954, he studied for the priesthood at the Vatican. He was ordained in 1957 and spent three years in Rome earning a doctoral degree in sacred theology.
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April 30, 2006
Rowena Daly, formerly of Baltimore, MD, daughter of Edith C. Daly and the late Robert J. Daly, will marry Sean Andrews on Saturday, May 13, 2006 in Central Park's Conservatory Gardens. Rowena is a graduate of Western High School and Catholic University of America and Sean is a graduate of Bates College, and in the fall will receive his Masters at Columbia University. The couple resides in NYC.
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January 22, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for the Rev. Carleton M. Sage, S.S., who taught at Catholic University, at St. Mary's Seminary and in Guatemala, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady Queen of the Angels Chapel, at what is now the Charlestown Retirement Community at 715 Maiden Choice Lane.Father Sage, who was 86 and lived at St. Charles Villa, the retirement home of the Sulpicians, died Friday at St. Agnes Hospital after an illness of several months.He retired in 1978 after teaching in seminaries and helping in parishes in Guatemala since 1965, when he completed studies in Spanish at the University of Arizona and in Mexico.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player to get you better acquainted with his or her team. Today's guest is Mount St. Mary's attacker Hannah Gutcher, who is tied for third on the team in scoring with 10 goals and three assists and hopes to help the Mountaineers win their last three games to qualify for the Northeast Conference tournament. The Hampstead resident and Mount de Sales graduate followed all of her siblings, Emily, Jamie and twin brother Austin, to the Mount after spending a year at Towson.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
Maryland fans willing to cut short their tailgating before Saturday's homecoming football game against Clemson -- or those just wanting to see the men's basketball team in its final open intrasquad scrimmage -- can come to Comcast Center at 1 p.m. for the annual Red-White game. Fans are being encouraged to use their parking spots for the football game or to park in the Terrapin Trail garage for $15. The football game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The Terps play their only preseason game against Catholic University on Nov. 3 before opening the 2013-14 season Nov. 8 against Connecticut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
Sidney S. Forrest, an esteemed clarinet teacher who had taught generations of students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in Washington, died Aug. 9 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from injuries suffered in a fall. He was 94 and lived in Kensington. "I started studying with him when I was in high school in the 1950s and then when I went to Peabody, from which I graduated in 1963," said Christopher A. Wolfe, assistant principal clarinetist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Pope Francis surprised the Catholic faithful Monday by saying the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't marginalize gay priests, saying: "Who am I to judge?" The comments followed one of the largest papal Masses in recent history over the weekend, when the pope told an estimated 3 million people on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro to spread the Gospel to "the fringes of society. " The newly appointed leader of the Roman Catholic Church then took to his papal airplane, where he told a group of reporters on the long flight back to Rome that gay Catholic priests "should not be marginalized" in the church.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Tim Connelly said recently that he had already exceeded his dreams by becoming the assistant general manager of an NBA team three years ago. The 36-year-old Baltimore native might be raising his career bar again. Connelly, who never played on the college or pro level after graduating from Towson Catholic, was named Monday as the new executive vice president of basketball operations for the Denver Nuggets. Connelly had spent the past three years with the New Orleans Pelicans - formerly the Hornets.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Janet Virginia Garrity, who enrolled in college at age 47 and went on to earn a master's degree in social work, died of heart disease Tuesday at Brightview Assisted Living in Towson. She was 81 and lived in Salisbury. Born Janet Virginia Green in Baltimore, she was raised on Chesley Avenue in Hamilton and attended Hamilton Elementary School, where she met her future husband, Robert J. Garrity. She was a 1950 Eastern High School graduate but did not pursue a plan to go to St. Mary's College because her father had recently died.
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By Karen Zeiler and Karen Zeiler,Contributing Writer | October 23, 1994
The Rev. Walter J. Schmitz, a professor of theology who helped institute the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville. He was 87."This was a man who knew every ritual by heart, who studied [the practices] for years prior to the Council," said the Rev. Melvin C. Blanchette, his colleague at Catholic University in Washington for more than 20 years. Both were members of the Society of St. Sulpice order.Father Blanchette praised Father Schmitz's dedication to the church, particularly during the controversial changes of the 1960s and 1970s, when Masses began to be celebrated in English instead of Latin, and priests faced the congregation, not the altar.
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By DeWitt Bliss and DeWitt Bliss,Staff Writer | January 6, 1994
The Rev. John F. Cronin, S.S., described by a colleague as having been the "pre-eminent popularizer of Catholic social teaching in the United States," died Sunday of a circulatory illness at St. Charles Villa, the Sulpician retirement community in Catonsville. He was 85.The former professor of moral philosophy at St. Mary's Seminary and University had moved to the villa in 1978, three years after he retired from the seminary, ending a second teaching assignment there that began in 1967.He had first joined the faculty of St. Mary's in 1933, teaching economics and philosophy until 1944.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
After a decade on the job, Mount St. Mary's University President Thomas H. Powell announced Tuesday that he plans to leave the post at the end of the next academic year. "Like any position, the presidency of a university goes through seasons of beginning, developing, and ending, and then beginning again," Powell said in a letter to the Emmitsburg university Tuesday morning. "It is clear to me that the season of change is here. As a university, we are in a good place to welcome a new President to take the helm and continue moving our beloved Mount forward.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
Brother Patrick Ellis, a member of the Christian Brothers who served as president of La Salle University and Catholic University of America, died Feb. 21 of leukemia at a Christian Brothers nursing home in Lincroft, N.J. The Baltimore native was 84. Born and raised Harry James Ellis Jr. in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School. When he was 17, he worked in the library of The Baltimore Sun as a research clerk and won praise from H.L. Mencken, who was writing an obituary for the American novelist Theodore Dreiser in 1945.
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