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  • Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]

    Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]
    Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who have been forced from their homes in fear.
  • Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest

    Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest
    The Rev. Father Joseph Valentine Messer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Glen Burnie and Severna Park, died of dementia complications Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 90. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of...

    Standing up for children [Editorial]

    Standing up for children  [Editorial]
    Another proposal to house undocumented children in Maryland and another shameful response. This time it wasn't rural Carroll County blasting the prospect of "illeagles" living outside Westminster, but a Baltimore County councilman decrying the potential...

    Addicts need compassion -- and treatment [Commentary]

    Addicts need compassion -- and treatment [Commentary]
    On June 21, the Vatican press office published the presentation made by Pope Francis to the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) in Rome. The pope told the conferees, "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs! …...

    Restored 19th-century granite chapel at St. John still a draw for the faithful

    Restored 19th-century granite chapel at St. John still a draw for the faithful
    There is nothing Ray Koontz likes more than attending Mass in the small stone chapel at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hydes. The morning sun streams through the newly restored stained glass windows, creating patterns on the chapel's cream-...