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  • From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something?
  • Pope Francis, a year later [Commentary]

    Pope Francis, a year later [Commentary]
    1969 was a year I well remember — it was my first year in a seminary in Virginia. I was beginning my journey to the priesthood with an American religious order, the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. Nine years later, I was ordained a...

    Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]

    Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]
    The United Nations has decried the Vatican for not being transparent about the sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals over the past few decades ("UN panels urges Vatican to turn over sex abusers to authorities," Feb. 5). Moreover,...

    Kind of looking forward to another election year [Column]

    Kind of looking forward to another election year [Column]
    Way back when I was a kid, I enjoyed visiting my mother's family home for a variety of reasons. My grandfather kept a massive drawer in a bureau in the formal dining room filled with ink pads, stamps, old buttons, spools of thread and plenty of other...

    Pope Francis beats out gay marriage activist Windsor for Time's Person of the Year

    Pope Francis beats out gay marriage activist Windsor for Time's Person of the Year
    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...