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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 Bishops Issue Statement On Immigration


ANNAPOLIS, MD. 05-30-17---The Catholic bishops in Maryland today issued a joint statement calling for all people of faith and good will to come together in a spirit of compassion, prudence and cooperation in addressing the issue of immigration. The bishops also urge state and local elected officials to consider ...

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BOOST Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 2017-18 School Year


ANNAPOLIS, MD. 05-09-17---The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is now accepting applications for the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST), a scholarship program designed to help income eligible students attend nonpublic schools. 

The state's $43.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year includes $5 ...

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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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