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Maryland Catholic Conference issues statement on William Cardinal Keeler’s passing

ANNAPOLIS, MD 03-23-17---The staff of the Maryland Catholic Conference were saddened to learn today of the passing of William Cardinal Keeler, who served as the Conference's chairman throughout his tenure as Archbishop of Baltimore.  

"Cardinal Keeler was a beloved friend and mentor to my predecessor Dick Dowling, and outstandingly kind and supportive to all of the Conference's staff," said Mary Ellen Russell, the Conference's executive director. "He championed the values of the Church in the public square with compassion, respect and collaboration, and his example will continue to be a blessing on our work in Annapolis for many years to come."

The Maryland Catholic Conference represents all three dioceses with territory in the state – the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington.


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Maryland Catholic Conference Wraps Up 2017 Legislative Session


ANNAPOLIS, MD. 04-12-17---The 437th legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly ended on April 10 after 90 days’ consideration of more than 2,800 bills introduced in 2017. The legislature approved nearly 950 measures. Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Mike ...

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Maryland Catholic Bishops Issue Joint Statement On Human Trafficking


ANNAPOLIS, MD. 04-03-17---The Catholic bishops in Maryland today issued a joint statement on human trafficking, and announced that the Catholic Church in Maryland will be sponsoring a series of information sessions throughout the state to address the issue. Human trafficking is often referred to as modern day slavery. Every ...

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Maryland Catholic Conference Creates Latino Outreach Coordinator Position


ANNAPOLIS, MD 10-17-16---In response to a recommendation from the Maryland bishops, the Maryland Catholic Conference has created a new Latino Outreach Coordinator position. Katharina (Kat) Acosta joined the Conference staff on August 15. 

Acosta will work closely with the Conference’s Advocacy and Outreach department to engage Maryland’s Latino ...

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Maryland's BOOST Program Awards Nearly $5 Million In Scholarships To Low-Income Students


ANNAPOLIS, MD 08-24-16---The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $5 million to the inaugural group of scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 school year for students to attend an eligible nonpublic school in the state of Maryland. All certified applicants qualified for the federal ...

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Sen. Ed DeGrange Scholarship Fund Established At Monsignor Slade Catholic School


The Archdiocese of Baltimore has established the Sen. James Edgar DeGrange, Sr. Partners in Excellence Scholarship Fund, in recognition of DeGrange’s tireless leadership and support of Catholic education and in celebration of his invaluable role in securing adoption of the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) by ...

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