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Baltimore Archdiocese Steadfastly Denies Access to ‘The Keepers’ Priest’s Records

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Father A. Joseph Maskell’s file with the Catholic Church will remain sealed, to the dismay of tens of thousands of petition signatories.

Three Sets of Parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will Merge Next Month

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Holy Trinity Parish in Glen Burnie. Photo via Google Street View.

Three sets of parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be merged effective July 1 under a plan announced by Archbishop William Lori.

Watch: Netflix Releases Trailer for ‘The Keepers,’ a New Series About a Baltimore Nun’s Murder

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Netflix has released the official trailer for its new documentary series exploring the cover-up of the 1969 murder of Baltimore nun Sister Catherine Cesnik.

Worshippers Gather at the Basilica to Pay Respects to Cardinal William H. Keeler

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Worshippers from around the region gathered in Baltimore today to pay tribute to Cardinal William H. Keeler, who died last week at the age of 86.

Cardinal William Henry Keeler, Former Leader of Archdiocese of Baltimore, Passes Away

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A photo of Cardinal William H. Keeler from 2002, via Archdiocese of Baltimore

The longtime former head of the Archdiocese of Baltimore has died at the age of 86.

Retiring Longtime Catholic Priest, The Rev. Richard Lawrence: ‘I Have no Intention of Dropping Off the Face of the Earth’

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Photo courtesy St. Vincent de Paul Church

After 43 years of serving as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baltimore, the Rev. Richard T. Lawrence is retiring.

Decades of Sex Abuse Allegations Against Late Baltimore Priest Resurface in Settlements

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Courtesy The Huffington Post/Archbishop Keough HS Yearbook
Courtesy The Huffington Post/Archbishop Keough HS Yearbook

A number of people who say they were sexually abused by a priest at Archbishop Keough High School in their younger years have received payouts from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Newsweek Profiles Baltimore’s LGBT-Friendly Catholic Church

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Photo by Eric Kurszewski
Photo by Eric Kurszewski

Pope Francis has been more progressive on LGBT than any other pope so far–but if he wanted to really be inclusive, he could take some lessons from a Catholic church in Baltimore.

Baltimore’s Archbishop Says Something Almost Tolerant About Homosexuality!

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I never thought I’d see the day:  Just a few weeks after Baltimore’s new-ish archbishop William Lori was a total bummer about the Supreme Court’s overturning DOMA, and a few short months after he campaigned against marriage equality in Maryland, the most important Catholic official in Baltimore has said something pretty tolerant about homosexuality.

The First African-American Saint Might Be from Baltimore

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In the early decades of the nineteenth century, Mary Elizabeth Lange founded the first order of African American Catholic nuns, the Oblate Sisters of Providence, under the blessing of the Archbishop of Baltimore. Now, more than 130 years after her death in 1882, Lange is being considered for canonization — which would make her the first African-American saint in the history of the church.