- Oct 30, 2020
After more than 75 years helping form families through international adoption, Catholic Charities of Baltimore has closed its international adoption program. The agency cited changing circumstances within other countries and a “negative stance” toward international adoption from the U.S. government.
Erin King Younkins is an occupational therapist and author of ‘Designed to Be Well: A Health Coach’s Guide to Navigating the Science and Spirituality of Wellness.’ She is currently the Coordinator for Outreach and Education in the Respect Life Office at the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
atricia Kelly, a tireless advocate for the pro-life cause whose gentle but persistent lobbying efforts helped secure a ban on physician-assisted suicide in Maryland, died Sept. 4 at Portumna, her family farm in Carroll County. She was 88 and had been in declining health in recent years.
Thirteen years after naming a new residence hall at Loyola University Maryland in honor of the Catholic author Flannery O’Connor, Jesuit Father Brian Linnane, the university’s president, removed the writer’s name from the building.
Weeks after protesters toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, members of the city’s Italian American community are developing a plan to reproduce the marble monument so it can be displayed in a more secure location.
In the wake of nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality sparked by the killings of African Americans under police custody, the Catholic bishops of Maryland called on people of faith to act to end racism.