| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Growing up in Rome, not far from Saint Peter's Basilica (whose dome I could see from my parents' bedroom) I did not think much of my circumstance. I thought it was just normal to drive my scooter by the Vatican walls and to see the Swiss guards...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:15 PM
From the prayer book she carried to the flower petals she kept pressed inside its pages, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange has long been a vivid presence at the headquarters of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the order of African-American Catholic nuns she...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Baltimore's archdiocese, the oldest in the nation, can once again claim one of the highest-ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church as its leader.
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, leader of the archdiocese since 2007, was named a cardinal Friday by...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:55 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 2:15 PM
For as long as she can remember, Mervin Savoy has pressed the world to see her as she sees herself.
She refused to be bowed by the school officials who wouldn't let her write "American Indian" on forms identifying her race. She refused to be halted by...
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:00 AM
"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,...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 8:08 AM
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....
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The polio vaccine was not my idea. Nor was the Second Vatican Council of the Catholic Church. The first idea protected my physical health. The second idea continues to protect and preserve my Catholic faith.
At the time the council was convened by Pope...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 8:47 AM
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...