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Jonathan M. Pitts

Writer

Jonathan M. Pitts writes about religion, sports, music, medicine and the military – and anything else that touches on the human spirit -- for the Baltimore Sun. Since joining the paper in 1999, he has covered oyster shuckers and opera singers, Deadheads and D-Day vets, sauerkraut and the Scriptures and more, always seeking the enduring in the everyday. The co-author of Baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog’s memoir, “You’re Missin’ a Great Game,” he’s a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Missouri School of Journalism

Recent Articles

  • Conversions gradually transforming Orthodox Christianity

    Conversions gradually transforming Orthodox Christianity

    Growing up a Southern Baptist in eastern Tennessee, Brent Gilbert says, he never realized there were other ways to worship. He figured everyone knew the best church music was contemporary. He was sure there was a 45-minute pastor's sermon at the heart of every Sunday service. And didn't all Christians...

  • Camp promotes reunion of separated siblings in Maryland

    Camp promotes reunion of separated siblings in Maryland

    Thirteen-year-old Jeffrey has enjoyed horseback riding, swimming in the pool and gobbling ice cream with his 7-year-old brother, Markus. Their sister Akira, 12, has had a blast keeping up her scrapbook and decorating blankets bearing messages of love for her brothers. For 51 weeks of the year,...

  • Family resurrects rare account of little-known WWII Croatian concentration camp

    Family resurrects rare account of little-known WWII Croatian concentration camp

    Every time Ruth Bloch's favorite uncle traveled from his native Yugoslavia to visit her in the United States, he struck her as one of the gentlest, most thoughtful, most optimistic people she had ever met. Bloch and Egon Berger went to the movies. They hit the sights around her hometowns of New...

  • Women rabbis convene in Baltimore

    Women rabbis convene in Baltimore

    It has been 45 years since Sally Priesand, a Jewish spiritual leader from New Jersey, became the first female rabbi ordained by a rabbinical seminary in the United States. Now 71, Priesand is one of the honored guests this week as female rabbis from across the country gather in Baltimore for the...

  • Crowd remembers the fallen at 50th Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney

    Crowd remembers the fallen at 50th Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney

    It has been nearly half a century since Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Albert Barthelme volunteered to fly a U.S. military helicopter into a remote area in Kon Tum province, Vietnam. The Vietcong had overrun the region and surrounded an encampment of American soldiers. Barthelme, 21, of Towson,...

  • Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine

    Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine

    For his fourth-grade science project, Alex Pantelyat compared the effects of classical and rock music on plants. Mozart, he recalled, helped the leaves flourish. Led Zeppelin caused wilting. He never figured out why, but 25 years later, Pantelyat, remains fascinated by the relationship between...

  • 'The Keepers,' pending closure shadow Seton Keough's final days

    'The Keepers,' pending closure shadow Seton Keough's final days

    This was already going to be a bittersweet spring at Seton Keough High School. The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced in October that it would be closing the Catholic school for girls at the end of the school year, and the community has spent the final months honoring the school's history before...

  • 'Trialogue' series brings faith traditions together

    The Rev. Jim Hamilton enjoyed taking part in interfaith efforts in his hometown of Chicago, so when he moved to Baltimore in 2014, he looked forward to checking out local programs in the same vein. But the events he attended struck the Episcopal priest as more factually informative than inspiring....

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