| Aug 19, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In October 2012 the Church will observe the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Like every anniversary, it is a time to look back and to look ahead. There will be many articles and talks on the history of the council and its...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
More than a few Catholic bishops spent this election feverishly warning their flock that voting for Barack Obama put their souls at risk and posed a grave threat to religious liberty. Now that the president has been re-elected with a majority of...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Archbishop William E. Lori's article on the Second Vatican Council ("Not a break but a continuum," Aug. 18) fails to mention Pope John XXIII who convened the council. Instead Mr. Lori refers to Pope Paul II. According to Archbishop Lori, Pope Paul II...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Gail Liss, the front desk receptionist for Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, went to a dentist appointment at noontime Wednesday, confident that a new pope would not be chosen before she got back to work.
Liss was wrong. While she sitting in the dentist...
| 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 11, 2013
| 6:12 PM
As their church's cardinals gathered in Vatican City to select a new pope, Catholic schoolchildren in the Baltimore area joined the worldwide buzz over the secret balloting process in an online chat with a fairly well-placed source: Archbishop William E....
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The Roman Catholic Church is at the most perplexing time in it's storied, at times sordid, history. For the first time in more than 600 years, a pope has chosen to retire, due mostly to deteriorating health issues. Is that truly the most prominent...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Pope Benedict XVI retires Thursday, and he leaves the workplace the way many of us would like to — on his own terms.
He wasn't laid off at 50 with few transferable skills, required to retrain or reinvent himself and then compete for work with...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Let's say the CEO of your company is retiring, but he's going to keep an office at headquarters and the services of the same secretary as the new guy.
Or how about working at a company where the boss just decided you can no longer work from...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Since the resignation of Pope Benedict, we have been treated to the truly tawdry spectacle of life in the Vatican at this time in history.
There are stories of Papal shoes, rings, palaces and castles. We see pictures of old men dressed in ecclesiastical...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Crystal Sewell knows what she wants to see in the next pope: a combination of the last two.
"I'm a conservative soul," the 29-year-old Reservoir Hill woman said Monday after the midday Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in downtown Baltimore. "I feel like John...