| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 12:33 PM
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,"...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 1:24 AM
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.
| Jan 10, 2011
| 4:46 AM
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...
| May 22, 2011
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....
| 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...
| 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....
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
At a time of staggering poverty, rampant unemployment and growing income inequality, Catholic bishops will gather for a national meeting in Baltimore today and remain largely silent about these profound moral issues. A recent Catholic News Service...
| 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,...