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  • Common ground for bishops, Obama

    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...
  • Blogger Rocco Palmo uncovers Vatican secrets — all from his basement in Philly

    Blogger Rocco Palmo uncovers Vatican secrets — all from his basement in Philly
    A 28-year-old guy living in his parents' basement in South Philadelphia just might be one of the foremost experts on the Archdiocese of Baltimore, if not the whole American Catholic Church. Rocco Palmo facetiously calls himself "The Church Whisperer,"...
  • New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore

    New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore
    The rite, those few priests who have performed it say, can unfold as a quiet prayer session or a show of violence. The afflicted person may curse the cleric, speak in a voice not his or her own, even assume facial features that one priest described as...
  • Archbishop O'Brien leaving Baltimore for post in Rome

    Archbishop O'Brien leaving Baltimore for post in Rome
    Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien flies to Rome next month for a new job leading a global order of Catholic knights, a post that likely will lead to his elevation to cardinal, but which also begins his departure from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Pope Benedict...
  • Papal delegate is critically ill at Hopkins

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's delegate to the United States, has undergone major lung surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and remains critically ill, a high-ranking church source said. Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien has asked religious...
  • Vatican's envoy to U.S. dies at Hopkins after lung surgery

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's ambassador to the United States, died Wednesday of complications from surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, church officials said. The 73-year-old Italian prelate had undergone lung surgery nearly three weeks ago and...
  • Jean Marbella: On health care, freedom for or from religion?

    I once met a smart and delightful young woman who was making her way through a demanding college program despite being a single mother of two. From what I could tell, she was quite a loving mom and her kids seemed happy. But just watching her juggle...
  • O'Brien becomes Catholic cardinal Saturday

    O'Brien becomes Catholic cardinal Saturday
    Even as he prepared in Rome for the weekend ceremony that will elevate him to cardinal, Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien vigorously lobbied for political issues important to the Roman Catholic Church — a hallmark of his five-year stint here....
  • An evening of voice and piano, featuring a Bel Air native

    Soprano Stacey Mastrian returns to her native Bel Air to present a recital of songs and arias in Italian, French, German, Spanish and English, with pianist Scott Crowne. The concert will be Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. at the St. Mary Magdalen Mission...
  • O'Brien on priest sexual abuse: Making sure it doesn't happen again

    O'Brien on priest sexual abuse: Making sure it doesn't happen again
    Often, when the Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis is discussed, some defender of the church will accurately point out that no other institution has done more to study itself and to create safeguards that protect children in the area of sexual abuse....
  • Outspoken bishop to take helm of Archdiocese of Baltimore

    Outspoken bishop to take helm of Archdiocese of Baltimore
    At a time when Roman Catholic bishops are waging political wars against contraception and same-sex marriage, one of the church's most hard-line generals was named Tuesday to head its historically important Baltimore archdiocese. The Vatican appointed...
  • The Vatican should allow priests to marry

    "We need to understand what circumstances led to this incident," said an archdiocese spokesman ("Archdiocese investigating priest: He's suspended indefinitely after arrest on charges of indecent exposure," Jan. 24). Celibacy, that unnatural restriction,...