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by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 14, 2020 / 05:36 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Fr. William “Bill” D. Byrne, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the presenter of a popular YouTube series, to lead the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts. Bishop-elect Byrne, 56, is also the

CNA Staff, Aug 26, 2020 / 02:50 pm MT (CNA).- Giving women the right to vote was a “landmark achievement” worthy of celebration, the bishops of Maryland said in a statement on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women

CNA Staff, Aug 7, 2020 / 02:15 pm MT (CNA).- Update: The Archdiocese of Washington’s interim superintendent of schools, Kelly Branaman, expressed gratitude for the county’s recognition of “the autonomy of non-public schools to make local decisions on reopening in a safe and appropriate manner.” She said that “we will

CNA Staff, Aug 3, 2020 / 12:15 pm MT (CNA).- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) issued an emergency order on August 3 ensuring non-public schools, including Catholic schools, can make their own decisions regarding reopening for in-person instruction in the coming academic year. The order, issued Monday, came after Montgomery

CNA Staff, Jul 30, 2020 / 05:01 pm MT (CNA).- The president of Loyola University Maryland announced Friday that the Flannery O’Connor Residence Hall was being renamed, saying, “some of her personal writings reflected a racist perspective.” The hall is to be renamed for Sister Thea Bowman, a member of

Sister Anne Cecilia took to Ancestry.com like a duck to water. Small wonder! Her life was well grounded in a wide network of well cultivated roots. Take, for example, her affection for the town of her birth, Washington, DC. She delighted in calling it by its playful nickname, Swampoodle, and was

Sarah Joyce was just 18 when she left her “father’s house” for the “new land” of Notre Dame at Ilchester, MD. As we’ve just seen, she “never planned beyond ‘entering.’” She counted on the God of Abraham (and, let’s not forget, the God of Sarah, as well) to show her

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 02:50 pm MT (CNA).- The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday. In a June 15 letter, the Maryland bishops said “we must

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA). An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryland’s Howard County outlines public health rules under which churches may reopen. The order prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service,

By Catholic News Service  ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s outgoing Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Dec. 31 he would commute the death sentences of the last four inmates on the state’s death row to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.