September 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

At Papal Mass Leventhal Says “Pope Speaks With Conviction”

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal attended the papal mass on Sept. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Leventhal, along with wife Soraia, said Pope Francis speaks with conviction and added he “loved” to hear his remarks in Spanish. “As someone who is not Catholic, I’m moved and impressed that […]

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September 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Meets with Pope Francis (PHOTO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met with Pope Francis today and received a blessing. “It was an incredible honor to meet His Holiness Pope Francis today in Washington and receive his blessings on behalf of all cancer patients,” Hogan said. “My faith, like the faith of countless other patients like me, gives me strength to defeat […]

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August 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Memorial Service for Late Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran (VIDEO)

More than 2,000 people among them students, parents, educators, and county officials gathered at a memorial service to pay tribute to Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran. Doran died unexpectedly on Aug. 19. Former and current students sang songs to honor the principal’s Irish roots and shared memories of a man who they say cared deeply […]

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August 19, 2015 | Aline Barros and Sonya Burke

Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran Dies

UPDATED The Wootton High School community is mourning the loss of its beloved principal. Dr. Michael Doran passed away on Aug. 19, according to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) interim superintendent Larry Bowers. For the past 12 years, Dr. Doran served as the principal of Wootton High School. According to Bowers, Doran was found unresponsive in his […]

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