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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.


Press Releases

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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Maryland Catholic Conference Wraps Up 2016 Session


ANNAPOLIS, MD. 04-13-16---The 436th legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly ended on April 11 after 90 days’ consideration of more than 2,800 bills introduced in 2016. The legislature approved 834 measures. Gov. Larry Hogan signed over 100 bills into law yesterday at the first of four scheduled signing ...

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State Budget To Include $5 Million For Nonpublic School Scholarships For Low-Income Children


ANNAPOLIS, MD. 03-29-16---The Maryland Senate and House of Delegates today approved a $42 billion operating budget, nearly two weeks before the 436th legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly ends.   

The budget includes a $5 million scholarship program for low-income students to attend nonpublic schools, beginning in 2016-17. The Broadening ...

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