| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Catherine Bellis was baptized at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Ingleside Avenue. She met her husband, Walter, singing in the choir. They were married there and raised eight children in the Catonsville parish where she taught Sunday school and served...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:35 AM
A once-in-a-600-year event is leading to a special open forum at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Bel Air for the next two weekends.
Msgr. Michael Schleupner, pastor of the parish, plans to host "An Open Conversation" on the resignation of Pope...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Roman Catholic cardinals went into a virtual news blackout Tuesday as they began to elect a new pope, but that has only heightened interest in what's happening behind the closed doors of their conclave.
"I just had 'smoke cam' on my screen," said...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:15 AM
As 11 American Roman Catholic cardinals join with their colleagues in Rome to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, it is interesting to note that three cardinals who visited Baltimore during the last century were eventually elected pope.
| 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 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Parishioners spoke their minds on Catholic church issues, including some people's dissatisfaction with the direction of the papacy, during a frank, emotional discussion held at Bel Air's St. Margaret Church on Sunday afternoon.
Organized by Msgr....
| 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
| 5:08 AM
Welcome to Mardi Gras week. Even on a Monday, Internet users have plenty to gawk at as New Orleans avoids allowing a celebration to get in the way of a shooting, the Pope resigns for the first time since the Middle Ages, and Jack White brings down...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the bell at Saint Margaret Parish in Bel Air pealed as word quickly spread from faithful observers in St. Peter's Square in Rome throughout the world that white smoke was pouring from the chimney at the Vatican, the formal...