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Archdiocese of Washington suspends priest charged with indecent exposure

Sep 2, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Washington has been placed on administrative leave and suspended from public ministry pending... Read more

Father Samuel Giese, pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Parish in Bethesda, Maryland, speaks on "EWTN Nightly News" on July 11, 2022, about the arson and vandalism that damaged his church.

Pastor says flames did not engulf tabernacle in arson attack on Catholic church in Maryland

Jul 12, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Parish in Bethesda, Maryland, was attacked on July 10. Read more

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Tabernacle, with Eucharist inside, stolen from Maryland Catholic church

Mar 30, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament located inside, along with other church belongings, was stolen from Catholic church in Hydes,... Read more

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Parents of Washington archdiocese schoolchildren urge end to mandatory masking

Feb 11, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Parents of children enrolled in Archdiocese of Washington schools have begun a campaign to urge the archdiocese to align mask... Read more

DC YouTube priest named bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Fr. William “Bill” D. Byrne, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the presenter of a... Read more

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Updated: DC archdiocese welcomes Maryland county dropping second order to keep Catholic schools closed

Aug 7, 2020

Catholic schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, can reopen for the coming semester after the county rescinded a second controversial order... Read more

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Maryland county issues second order to stop Catholic schools opening

Aug 6, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Montgomery County, Maryland, has issued a second order preventing non-public schools from reopening for in-person instruction, despite a previous effort... Read more

A peaceful protest in Miami May 31, 2020 following the death of George Floyd.

Maryland Catholic bishops: Fighting racism requires more than words

Jun 15, 2020

The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but... Read more

Priest distributing Communion.

Maryland county's new rules lift Communion ban that affected Catholic churches

Jun 4, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Howard County, Maryland, has issued new guidelines for the reopening of houses of worship, bringing its regulations in line with... Read more

Archbishop William Lori, speaks at a Legatus conference on Feb 8, 2013.

Churches closed in Maryland, not Virginia, after governors’ orders

Mar 31, 2020

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has closed all churches to private prayer and instructed priests to only offer sacraments in cases of... Read more

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Effort to legalize assisted suicide resurfaces in Maryland

Jan 30, 2020

Lawmakers in Maryland are again seeking to introduce a bill to legalize assisted suicide, after similar efforts have failed four... Read more

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US Supreme Court will soon decide 'Peace Cross' First Amendment case

Jun 18, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Before the month is out, the US Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in an establishment clause case... Read more

Maryland State House.

Maryland House votes to remove statute of limitations for child sexual abuse

Mar 19, 2019

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill to entirely remove the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits related... Read more

Assisted suicide threatens the entire medical profession, Maryland doctor warns

Feb 19, 2019

Assisted suicide contradicts the foundations of medical ethics, violates the basic standards of medical care, and threatens people who most... Read more

Catholics in Maryland protest assisted suicide bill

Feb 5, 2019

An assisted suicide bill has been introduced in the Maryland legislature, and opposed groups have criticized the bill for its... Read more

Maryland bishops call for compassion, prudence on immigration

Jun 1, 2017

The Maryland Catholic Conference has issued a statement of guiding principles for Catholics and state legislators to better encounter immigrants... Read more

Maryland bishops join fight against human trafficking

Apr 5, 2017

Maryland's bishops united in voicing their concerns over the evils of human trafficking, announcing their sponsorship of a statewide initiative... Read more

The story behind the Catholic Church in the United States

Jul 4, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Both the Catholic Church and the tradition of religious freedom can trace their roots in the United States to the... Read more

Push to legalize assisted suicide in Maryland is over – for now

Mar 7, 2016

By Hillary Mast

The latest push to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill has failed in Maryland, but opponents are well aware... Read more

Dr. Angela McCaskill.

University employee allowed back after marriage controversy

Jan 10, 2013

A Maryland university employee has been reinstated after spending three months on administrative leave for signing a petition to allow... Read more