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  • Dolan highlights persecution in last address as bishops' leader

    Dolan highlights persecution in last address as bishops' leader
    At a time when the nation's top Roman Catholic leaders have been making headlines with their stands on religious liberty and immigration reform, Cardinal Timothy Dolan opened this year's convention of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops choose Kentucky archbishop as new leader

    U.S. Catholic bishops choose Kentucky archbishop as new leader
    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops took a step Tuesday toward aligning themselves with Pope Francis, selecting as their next president Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. — a man who built a career on a foundation of personal faith and...
  • U.S. Catholics need to listen to the pope [Letter]

    U.S. Catholics need to listen to the pope [Letter]
    The message of Pope Francis about economic fairness is loud and clear, and we need to get with the program. Unfortunately, the current leader of the Archdiocese of Baltimore has a different agenda. He is busy leading an unsuccessful crusade to Never-Never...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Nov. 10 Meet the authors Meg Wolitzer, Manil Suri and Kenneth Walsh will discuss their latest works of fiction and nonfiction at 3 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Admission is $35....
  • Looking Out: Poll finds overwhelming support for LGBT employment nondiscrimination law

    Looking Out: Poll finds overwhelming support for LGBT employment nondiscrimination law
    Due to the government shutdown, progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- which would ban discrimination in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation -- has stalled. But when things get back to normal in Washington, LGBT...
  • Pope's merciful words are Christ-like

     Pope's merciful words are Christ-like
    The article ("Conservatives cringe at the new pope's words," Oct. 20) begs the proverbial question, "What would Jesus say or do?" For the answer, all one has to do is look to Pope Francis. The new Pope is the most Christian (Christ-like) Pope since...
  • Baltimore should heed pope's message

     Baltimore should heed pope's message
    The news media has focused considerable attention on the recent interview with Pope Francis ("Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion," Sept. 19). I have now read the entire published interview, and it is truly remarkable....
  • Pope Francis re-proposes the Gospel for the people of our time

    Pope Francis re-proposes the Gospel for the people of our time
    There's no doubt about it, Pope Francis has captured the attention of the Catholic Church and the world. And he is doing this not only by a simplicity and humility that has earned him the nickname, "the world's parish priest" but also by taking the church...
  • Robert G. Doerfler, longtime coach

    Robert G. Doerfler, longtime coach
    Robert G. Doerfler, a retired insurance salesman and veteran soccer coach who accompanied the Archbishop Curley High School soccer team to Europe, died Thursday of liver and pancreatic cancer at his Mayfield home. He was 84. "Bob lived and enjoyed a full...
  • Following the papal conclave from afar

    Following the papal conclave from afar
    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...
  • Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion

    Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion
    ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Catholic Church is “obsessed” with issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and called instead for a focus on healing and...
  • Ellen R. Brown

    Ellen R. Brown
    Ellen R. Brown, a retired church secretary and volunteer, who with her husband cared for a historic Northeast Baltimore chapel, died June 29 of complications from dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 84. The daughter of an...