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Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at the USCCB's fall meeting Nov. 15, 2023.

Maryland bishops denounce assisted-suicide bill

Jan 31, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“We are deeply disappointed to learn that once again the Maryland General Assembly will debate whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide,”... Read more

Members of the Houston-based Catholic Organization of Life carry their flag, alongside the state flag, at the 2024 Texas March for Life.

Pro-life leaders are ‘laser-focused’ on state marches this election year: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 31, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

With abortion set to be on the ballot this year in many states across the country, pro-life groups in several... Read more

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Maryland 2024 referendum proposes constitutional right to abortion

Dec 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Voters in Maryland will take part in a statewide referendum next November to decide whether to make abortion access a... Read more

Youth adore Christ in the Eucharist at the "Journey: Why did they come?" youth rally on St. Clements Island, Maryland, Sept. 30, 2023. The altar used during the rally was specially made by local craftsmen to be used for Masses on the island.

PHOTOS: Maryland youth rally commemorates the first English Mass in America

Oct 4, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The event included Mass, sports, devotional talks, confessions, adoration, a concert, and even presentations by the Army and the local... Read more

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Archdiocese of Baltimore files for bankruptcy amid clergy sex abuse claims

Sep 29, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Archbishop William Lori said in a statement on Friday that after consulting with lay leaders and clergy, he had made... Read more

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

Names of accused in Maryland AG’s sex abuse report on Baltimore Archdiocese are released

Sep 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The report outlines a four-year investigation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore that alleges more than 600 children were abused by... Read more

Parental and religious freedom rights advocates, including a group of Muslim parents, on June 6, 2023, protest a Maryland school system policy that removes parents’ authority to opt their children out of homosexual and transgender coursework.

Parents plan appeal as judge rules against opt-out right for LGBT curriculum in Maryland

Aug 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Catholic, Muslim, and Ethiopian Orthodox parents sued the Montgomery County Board of Education after it changed its parental notification policies. Read more

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Court: Maryland parents lack standing in parental rights lawsuit over trans student policy

Aug 16, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 2-1 on Monday that the parents lacked standing to sue... Read more

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Muslim, Christian parents rally outside Maryland courthouse for students’ religious rights

Aug 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Peter Pinedo

Parents are fighting back against the Montgomery County Board of Education for mandating instruction of materials the parents say conflict... Read more

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Maryland to stockpile $1.3 million in abortion drugs

Jun 9, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $1.3 million in emergency spending to pay for a stockpile of two... Read more

Maryland state capital building, Annapolis. Via Shutterstock.

New Maryland law expands Medicaid coverage to include transgender procedures on kids

May 8, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Republicans in Maryland are criticizing Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Wes Moore for approving the expanded legislation. Read more

Maryland state capital building, Annapolis. Via Shutterstock.

Maryland Senate passes bill to end statute of limitations for child sex abuse lawsuits

Mar 20, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The bill, sponsored by Maryland state Sen. William C. Smith, D-Montgomery, passed the Senate in a 42-5 vote. Read more

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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

flag outside the north entrance of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, MD. Via Shutterstock

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