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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

  • Episcopal bishop, in return to Baltimore, urges return to values of early Christianity

    Episcopal bishop, in return to Baltimore, urges return to values of early Christianity

    Speaking in his onetime hometown of Baltimore on Friday, the leader of the worldwide Episcopal Church urged his nearly 2 million-member denomination to return to the values of early Christianity. The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, former rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square, is...

  • Early parole rejected for former Bishop Heather Cook

    Early parole rejected for former Bishop Heather Cook

    The Maryland Parole Commission on Tuesday denied the parole request of Heather Cook, the former Episcopal bishop who is serving a seven-year prison sentence for the drunken-driving crash that killed a bicyclist in 2014. Commission chairman David Blumberg said the two commissioners who ruled on the...

  • Former Bishop Heather Cook's parole hearing set for Tuesday

    Former Bishop Heather Cook's parole hearing set for Tuesday

    Bicycling advocates are speaking out against the possibility of parole for Heather Elizabeth Cook, the former Episcopal bishop who pleaded guilty to four criminal charges in the December 2014 car crash that killed a married father of two. Cook, 60, is serving a seven-year prison sentence on charges...

  • Little Sisters of the Poor approve Trump order on religion

    Little Sisters of the Poor approve Trump order on religion

    The Little Sisters of the Poor, the order of Catholic nuns that has operated a nursing home in Baltimore since 1869, is celebrating an executive order President Donald Trump signed Thursday promising to offer "regulatory relief" to groups with religious objections to the contraceptive mandate in...

  • Growing Hare Krishna congregation to open $3.6 million temple in Baltimore County

    Growing Hare Krishna congregation to open $3.6 million temple in Baltimore County

    The guru who founded the international Hare Krishna movement, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, said a worship space should be roomy and comfortable enough to make it a joy to share divine truth. By that standard, the New Kulina Gram Dham congregation in Catonsville was falling short four years ago....

  • Shedding pounds sensibly and making weight loss stick

    Shedding pounds sensibly and making weight loss stick

    A year ago, Debbie Belle found herself in the same unhealthy situation as one-third of American adults. At 5 feet 6 inches and 221 pounds, she had a body-mass index above 30 and was officially obese, according to weight criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Belle, 54,...

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