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Father Isaac Thomas Hecker founded the Paulist Fathers in New York City in 1858.

U.S. bishops vote to advance canonization cause of American priest Isaac Hecker

Nov 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. bishops voted Tuesday to advance the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker,... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, meets with reporters in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2022.

USCCB president urges Israel to ‘find a way to negotiate’ to protect civilians

Nov 14, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, on Tuesday called on Israel to pursue negotiations in its... Read more

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meets for its fall plenary assembly meeting Nov. 14, 2023, in Baltimore.

Bishops elect new secretary, committee chairs at fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 14, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The bishops overwhelmingly voted in Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City as secretary-elect and chairman-elect of the Committee on... Read more

The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

U.S. bishops’ plenary session to take place in November: Here’s what’s on the agenda

Oct 18, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

All of the U.S. bishops will descend upon Baltimore next month for their 2023 Fall Plenary Assembly. Read more

Less than a week after being violently attack outside of a Baltimore Planned Parenthood on May 26, 2023, Dick Schafer, 80, returned to the abortion facility to continue his pro-life work. “It’s not for everybody, but I like being there, that’s for sure,” Schafer said.

Police release video of man attacking pro-lifers outside of Baltimore Planned Parenthood

Jun 20, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The video shows the suspect assaulting two men who were peacefully protesting outside the clinic in downtown Baltimore. Read more

Less than a week after being violently attack outside of a Baltimore Planned Parenthood on May 26, 2023, Dick Schafer, 80, returned to the abortion facility to continue his pro-life work.

Brutal attack does not keep two Baltimore pro-life advocates from their work

Jun 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Less than a week after being attacked outside Planned Parenthood, two elderly pro-life activists returned to continue their work promoting... Read more

A view of Baltimore's basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses.

Church commission investigates Baltimore Archdiocese role in slavery

May 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The commission includes academics, archivists, and other researchers who are poring through old documents and will unveil some of its... Read more

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses

Why Baltimore? Here’s the reason U.S. bishops meet there every year

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Since 2006, the bishops’ fall assembly has been held in Baltimore. Read more

Construction begins on Baltimore’s first new Catholic school in over 50 years

Oct 24, 2019

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore and other leaders from the city broke ground on October 23 for the first new... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

Analysis: The laity - the who and the how in sexual abuse reform

Jun 11, 2019

By Ed Condon

Two major themes emerged at the USCCB Tuesday: a desire to see a defined role for laity in the process of... Read more

Baltimore's new Catholic school to be named after African American nun

Sep 6, 2018

The city of Baltimore will soon see a new Catholic school open for the first time in decades, named after... Read more

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

How one priest is bringing Jesus to the most dangerous city in the US

Aug 2, 2018

With the highest per-capita homicide rate in the nation, Baltimore has been called the most dangerous city in America -... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Baltimore Blue Mass calls police to public leadership

Mar 6, 2018

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Baltimore celebrated a Blue Mass to honor the local police force and law enforcement officials,... Read more

Here's how the Church in Baltimore is taking concrete steps to fight racism

Sep 30, 2017

As racial tensions continue across the United States, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore announced a statewide task force to combat... Read more

How Baltimore's Catholics are still working to heal their communities

Aug 12, 2016

By Matt Hadro

After the Justice Department issued a scathing rebuke of Baltimore’s policing abuses, local Catholic leaders maintained it must be a... Read more

A year after riots, Baltimore leaders unite for Rome pilgrimage

Mar 10, 2016

By Elise Harris

Nearly a year after violent riots erupted in West Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody,... Read more

Baltimore on May 1, 2015.

Hopelessness and heroin – what fueled the Baltimore riots and what now?

May 10, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

As Baltimore works to recover from riots and protests after the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, the Church is... Read more

People hold hands during a rally lead by faith leaders in front of Baltimore City Hall on May 3, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

For Catholics in West Baltimore, the only answer to violence is community

May 5, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

After unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, Catholics stepped up to restore their communities... Read more

Protests in Baltimore after man died while in police custody. April 28, 2015.

Baltimore archbishop: With God, a broken city can heal

Apr 29, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the... Read more