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January 5, 1995
POLICE* Westminster: An employee of Stone Construction Co. on Medinah Circle reported that someone stole sheets of plywood from the job site Sunday. The value of the wood was estimated at $216.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Sun Staff Writer | March 14, 1994
More than 125 people gathered on the grounds of St. John's Roman Catholic Church overlooking Long Green Valley yesterday afternoon and prayed together for their friend, the Rev. Jerome F. Toohey Jr.The priest was accused in a civil suit last week of sexually abusing a student he counseled in the late 1980s.The gathering was organized Saturday evening after parishioners of the church on Long Green Pike in Hydes read about the suit in the newspaper. They wanted to show their support for the priest, a former chaplain at Calvert Hall College high school who said Mass at the school every Sunday as a weekend associate.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Contributing Writer | March 21, 1993
The Rev. John Joseph Canfield, S.S., a retired priest whose work served the Roman Catholic priesthood in Baltimore for about three decades, died Tuesday of heart failure at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville. He was 77.Father Canfield served and taught his fellow priests for 28 years at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore before retiring as its vice president in 1986. During those years, his work included teaching dogmatic theology, editing the seminary's alumni magazine, and serving as vice rector.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Staff Writer Staff writer William F. Zorzi Jr. contributed to this article | September 1, 1993
At least five people have come forward to say they were sexually molested by the Rev. Thomas W. Smith, the Baltimore County priest who killed himself Aug. 21 after being confronted with an abuse allegation.Rob Rehg, spokesman for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, said "five or six" males have contacted church officials since Sunday, when Archbishop William H. Keeler revealed to the stunned congregation of St. Stephen Church in Bradshaw that Father Smith had a history of abusing children.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | July 3, 1994
Although he is soon to leave the Westminster parish he has called home for five years, the Rev. David Pietropaoli is still working for the children he calls its future.Two weeks ago, the man whose many duties included the youth ministry at St. John Catholic Church led one last retreat for 32 teen-agers. During the three days of prayer, mixed with sports, at a camp in Pennsylvania, the children "really inspired me," he said."By the second day, they had decided it was OK to be Catholic," he said.
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By Joseph F. Breighner | December 10, 1990
IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS: The Death and Life of a Parish Priest. By Paul Wilkes. Random House. 256 pages. $19.95.WHEN WAS the last time anyone thought of the parish priest as a hero? With all of the negative news about priests surfacing in recent months, this book by Paul Wilkes stands as a "point of light" in what seems a gloomy night for the priesthood."In Mysterious Ways" is the story of a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, the Rev. Joe Greer. Inspired by the French classic, "Diary of a Country Priest," the author wanted to write about a modern priest, a sort of "diary of a city priest."
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1995
The boy was 11 and full of religion, curiosity and hormones. The pastor was 46 and running St. Matthias in Lanham. The pastor gave the altar boy a cushy job in the rectory, answering the phones at the Catholic church.The kid could earn a few bucks, and his parents didn't have to worry about their firstborn working at a convenience or liquor store. Our boy -- chosen to be one of Father Schaefer's altar boys and given a job in the rectory. We'll keep his dinner hot for him and pick him up at the rectory at 9 p.m., his father thought.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | December 21, 1992
Monsignor Charles F. "Buck" Muth, a Roman Catholic priest who served parishes in Dundalk and Riviera Beach more than two decades each, died Dec. 10 of heart failure following kidney surgery. He was 72.A Mass for Monsignor Muth, a priest for 47 years, was offered Dec. 14 at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach, the parish he served for 21 years before retiring in 1991.More than 700 attended the funeral service, including more than 150 priests, and an estimated 1,000 people came to view the body as it laid in state at St. Jane Frances Church, said family members.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | June 23, 1994
In yesterday's editions, a priest who resigned his pastorate near Annapolis after admitting adultery with a parishioner was incorrectly identified. He is the Rev. James R. Schaefer.The Sun regrets the error.A senior Roman Catholic priest has resigned as pastor of a large congregation near Annapolis after disclosing an adulterous relationship with a recently divorced woman who was a Eucharistic minister.The Rev. John R. Schaefer, 63, made the stunning announcement at all five Masses June 11 and 12 at St. Andrew by the Bay Church in Cape St. Claire.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2002
A lawyer for the man accused of shooting a Baltimore priest launched a shouting tirade yesterday outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, saying the city state's attorney is not investigating allegations that his client was molested by the priest. Hollering insults about prosecutors through a bullhorn, attorney Warren A. Brown stood alongside the family of the accused man, Dontee Stokes, 27. "The state's attorney's office is trying to whitewash this investigation," said Brown, who claims he came up with the bullhorn approach because his letters requesting a meeting with State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy have gone unanswered.
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