The Maryland Catholic Conference represents the mutual public-policy interests of the three Catholic (arch)dioceses serving the state of Maryland, including the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington. It is our great pleasure to offer this testimony in support of Senate Bill 535.
Senate Bill 535 would honor one of the longest-serving members of the Maryland General Assembly by naming a section of Maryland Route 51in Baltimore County in honor of Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr. This honor for many years to come would provide a daily and welcome reminder to Baltimore County constituents of Senator Stone’s service to the people of Maryland. It is a fitting tribute to a man of integrity and humility who worked tirelessly to benefit his community and to uphold the values that reflect his deeply-held faith in God, his state and country, and the dignity of all persons.
The Catholic Church in Maryland is indebted to Senator Stone for the countless ways he embraced and defended many of the causes promoted by the Church during his years in the General Assembly. We join every member of the Maryland Senate in conveying our appreciation to Senator Stone by enthusiastically supporting this commemoration of his service through
Senate Bill 535.