| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Sally Foster worked in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a health educator in the early 1960s.
Mike McQuestion was stationed in the Philippines in the mid-1970s, trying to teach basic preventive medicine to mountain villagers.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Susan Lee Marr, a legal assistant and an active volunteer, died Saturday of ovarian cancer at her home in the Arcadia-Beverly Hills neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. She was 55.
Susan Lee Neukam was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, where she...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Albert Einstein was 26 when he published his Special Theory of Relativity; James Watson, at age 25, explained the structure of DNA. Here in Baltimore, many great medical achievements were developed by early-career researchers at Johns Hopkins. "The...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:31 PM
In a meeting that drew a standing-room-only crowd to its chambers, the Anne Arundel County Council voted Tuesday to support a recommendation by State Department of Health and Human Hygiene Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein to remove the county's health...
| Jan 24, 2013
Despite the presence of an overflow crowd offering support, the County council voted to affirm the ouster of health officer Angela S. Wakhweya, the first African-American to hold the job in the history of the county department.
After being ousted from...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Surprise turned into joy as Baltimore Catholics celebrated the election of the first Latin American and first Jesuit pope, saying it offered an often-hidebound church a chance for rejuvenation.
"One time, John Paul the Great called America, meaning...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Paul Wilson Ramey, a member of the Army Corps of Engineers who was a founder of AIDS Action Baltimore, died of cancer Dec. 29 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 55 and lived in Hampden.
Born and raised in Woodstock, Va., he was a 1975 graduate...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Be still, my somewhat jaded American Catholic heart: A Jesuit? A Jesuit from Argentina who, as archbishop then cardinal, eschewed the chauffeur-driven limousine for the public buses of Buenos Aires? A Jesuit devoted to social justice and to helping the...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 2:26 PM
On a steep hillside up the street from an auto repair shop, a group of McDaniel College students are piecing together long-forgotten lives.
The students pull back brambles, trim branches and press flour into tombstones carved a century or more ago....
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Newly elected Pope Francis represents change in many respects. He is the first pope from the New World (and the first from outside of Europe in 1,200 years), the first Jesuit and the first Francis. But for American Catholics, who in poll after poll in...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
March is Women's History Month, but the headlines give us little to celebrate.
Women who dare to attend protests in Egypt are routinely beaten and subjected to brutal "virginity tests." Girls in Afghanistan are beaten or disfigured for attending school....
| Jan 6, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Quann D. Massey heard his phone ringing at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. The screen showed an unfamiliar number.
The voice on the other line — Massey wouldn't say who it was, other than a representative from the Ravens — told him to get to M&T...