| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Knocking down the barrier preventing federally-recognized same-sex marriages just doesn't have the same punch it used to.
Edith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman whose legal fight ended with the Supreme Court declaring the Defense of Marriage Act...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
North County High School junior Jack Andraka is versed enough in the sciences to have created a cancer-detection method that has garnered him worldwide acclaim. But when it comes to knowing Latin and Italian, the Crownsville student isn't quite as...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:56 PM
North County High School junior Jack Andraka, who has received numerous accolades for his work on early detection methods for cancer, will be honored with an international award at the Vatican on Saturday, according to Anne Arundel Public School...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:03 AM
Due to the government shutdown, progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- which would ban discrimination in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation -- has stalled. But when things get back to normal in Washington, LGBT...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Recently, the Vatican reaffirmed its position that divorced and remarried Catholics are barred from receiving communion. The solution then for a devout Catholic whose marriage ended in spousal abuse, infidelity, or otherwise through no fault on their...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Catholic Church is “obsessed” with issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and called instead for a focus on healing and...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Pope Francis did not this week change church doctrine toward gays and lesbians. He did not condone same-sex marriage. Nor did he suggest he approves of homosexuality. But in one short sentence, the leader of the Catholic Church fundamentally shifted the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:56 PM
I actually thought the cool new pope would have something cool and new to say about one of the things that make it hard to be a Roman Catholic: the church's refusal to allow women to serve as priests.
Pope Francis has all the makings of a revolutionary....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Pope Francis surprised the Catholic faithful Monday by saying the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't marginalize gay priests, saying: "Who am I to judge?"
The comments followed one of the largest papal Masses in recent history over the weekend, when the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:42 AM
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a tribunal that oversees government eavesdropping, is a strange judicial creation. It lacks many of the usual features of a court. Its proceedings are secret. Its rulings are secret.
But the strangest missing...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:32 PM
On a typical day, as you head north on Dulaney Valley Road just above Interstate 695, you might be speeding to outrun the tailgater behind you, glorying in that steal you just scored at the nearby Towson Town Center or just trying to make Jarrettsville in...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:29 AM
By coincidence, last Easter I was in St. Peter's Square in Rome as Pope Benedict XVI delivered what turned out to be his final Easter Mass as head of the Catholic Church. A week from Sunday, the new pope will deliver his first.
Expectations for Pope...