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Thieves Caught Stealing Four Brass Signs from Baltimore Basilica, Police Say

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Photo via Baltimore Police Department

Baltimore’s most historic Catholic church nearly lost some of its signage early this morning to two accused thieves, one by the name of Pope.

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.

Homeless Jesus Replica Will Be Displayed in City and County Before Final Installation

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“Do you know there’s a homeless person sleeping in the church?”

That’s just one of the comments made lately by people who visit the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary near downtown Baltimore.

‘Doors Open Baltimore’ Offers Exploration Into Charm City’s Unique Architecture

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Courtesy Baltimore Basilica
Courtesy Baltimore Basilica

Baltimore has an impressive way of preserving and finding new uses for many of its historic mills, museums, churches and industrial structures. This weekend offers a chance for city residents and visitors to learn about the rich history and attention to detail underlying many of those buildings.

Celebrate the Free State on Maryland Day

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Founding of Maryland, by Tompkins Harrison Matteson
Founding of Maryland, by Tompkins Harrison Matteson

Maryland Day is March 25, marking the day the first European settlers arrived on the shores of the Land of Pleasant Living. Since those settlers arrived in 1634, it’s fitting that Maryland Day celebrations focus on things from the past. Around the city, there’s a cross, coffins and more:

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