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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.

Baltimore Archdiocese to Close Three Area Catholic Schools

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St. Thomas Aquinas School in Hampden
St. Thomas Aquinas School in Hampden

Two Catholic schools in Baltimore and one in Woodlawn will be shutting down at the end of the school year due to low enrollment and being in states of physical disrepair.

Baltimore’s Archbishop Weighs in on Pope Benedict’s Stunning Decision to Resign

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Baltimore Archbishop William Lori
Baltimore Archbishop William Lori

In case you weren’t raised Catholic, let me tell you that when Pope Benedict XVI announced earlier today that he would be resigning the papacy effective February 28, it was a big deal. A pope hasn’t resigned in over 600 years. Popes are encouraged to hold the position until their death to avoid the divided loyalties that may arise when you have a pope and an ex-pope alive at the same time.

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