Bright green plants at Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland in western Maryland owe their existence to fish, drawing nutrients for their growth from the cold-blooded vertebrates' waste. There's no soil around — only fish, water, plants and a system of overhead lighting, all fastidiously tended by students at western Maryland's only pre-K-12 Catholic school.
Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Robert Taylor Jr. ruled Feb. 24 that a redacted version of the Maryland Attorney General Office's report on child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore must be released publicly.
As more than 200 U.S. bishops met in Baltimore a series of speakers castigated them from across the street at a waterfront pavilion. They were addressing a rally sponsored by St. Michael's Media, also known as Church Militant.
Thirteen years after naming a new residence hall at Loyola University Maryland in honor of the Catholic author Flannery O'Connor, Jesuit Fr. Brian Linnane, the university's president, removed the writer's name from the building.
In a virtual meeting with Baltimore priests, a top Maryland physician briefed them on the characteristics of the coronavirus, including how it's transmitted, and he also urged them to take care of their mental health as they help their parishioners through this pandemic.
St. Frances Academy in Baltimore has removed the name of its "Drs. Camille and Bill Cosby Community Center" after Bill Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman. The letters on the building came down the same day.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down a Baltimore ordinance that would have forced pro-life pregnancy centers in the city to post signs stating they do not provide or refer for abortions or contraceptives.