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  • Hundreds arrive for Art Donovan's funeral at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

    Hundreds arrive for Art Donovan's funeral at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
    As the crowd filed into the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen to attend Art Donovan’s funeral mass one man lingered on the church steps, a Baltimore Colts jersey on his back and his little dog, Max, at his side. “I live nearby and came to pay my...
  • 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...
  • Pope's comments on gays are less significant than they appear

    Pope's comments on gays are less significant than they appear
    The Sun displays stunning naivete in its editorial regarding Pope Francis' comment on homosexuals ("'Who am I to judge?'" July 31). The Catholic Church is incapable of accepting gay sex because it barely tolerates straight sex. The Church regards all...
  • Pope Francis: New salesman, same old product

    Pope Francis: New salesman, same old product
    For the first time in history, the Roman Catholic Church has a pope from the New World, but liberal American Catholics should not expect Pope Francis to stray far from the old theology. Some things are excitingly different about this new pontiff. On...
  • Francis' election as pope will strengthen the church

    Francis' election as pope will strengthen the church
    The election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy is great news ("The election of Pope Francis," March 14). Cardinal Bergoglio is a genuinely spiritual soul, and a man of deep prayer who tends to accent growth in personal holiness...
  • Taking care of God's Chesapeake Bay

    Taking care of God's Chesapeake Bay
    I read with great interest The Sun's recent article about the reaction of churches that are protesting the soon-to-be instituted stormwater fee. The work being done by the churches named in the article is commendable — food pantries, assistance to...
  • Catholic faith surrounded by threats

    Catholic faith surrounded by threats
    Archbishop's William Lori's commentary ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June) reminds me of verses from Lamentations: "my children have become desolate, for the enemy is victorious" (1:16). On Friday, as the Archbishop enters the Basilica to say...
  • Back Story: Red wine with papal ties

    Back Story: Red wine with papal ties
    "Men are like wine — some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age." — Pope John Paul XXIII Nelson Carey, the genial publican at Belvedere Square's Grand Cru wine bar, is naturally filled with interesting and offbeat wine, beer and...
  • 'Moment' is here for rabbi, Fulton congregation at Temple Isaiah

    'Moment' is here for rabbi, Fulton congregation at Temple Isaiah
    Temple Isaiah has had just three rabbis since it was founded in 1973. Stephen Fuchs led the reform temple from 1973 to 1986, and Mark J. Panoff was its rabbi from 1986 through 2012. The third is Craig Axler, who moved to Howard County from Pennsylvania to...
  • Religious freedom under threat at home

    Religious freedom under threat at home
    On Friday, Catholics throughout the United States will begin observing two weeks known as the Fortnight for Freedom. For a second consecutive year, the U.S. Catholic Church has set aside this time leading up to Independence Day to draw attention to the...
  • Harford County residents glad to hear of new pope

    Harford County residents glad to hear of new pope
    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...
  • Baltimore Catholics see fresh outlook from new pope

    Baltimore Catholics see fresh outlook from new pope
    Surprise turned into joy as Baltimore Catholics celebrated the election of the first Latin American and first Jesuit pope, saying it offered an often-hidebound church a chance for rejuvenation. "One time, John Paul the Great called America, meaning...