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Pope Francis

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  • From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt,...
  • Rita Anne Ayd, matriarch of large family

    Rita Anne Ayd, matriarch of large family
    Rita Anne Corasaniti Ayd, the matriarch of a family of 102 direct descendants, died of heart failure April 23 at a daughter's northern Baltimore County home. She was 92 and had lived in the Lake Falls area. Rita Anne Corasaniti was the daughter of...
  • Harford residents recall meeting, seeing newly-sainted John Paul II

    Harford residents recall meeting, seeing newly-sainted John Paul II
    Kathleen Schenking thought meeting a saint sounded like something from ancient times, but it happened to her, unknowingly, a quarter century ago. The Street resident received a blessing from then-Pope John Paul II on her 22nd birthday, during a 1988...
  • Ellicott City scorns neon [History Matters]

    May 1965 "Lower Main Street To Get Renovation Try: "The face of lower Ellicott City is in for a change; a change that will hopefully bring tourists into our historical town and will usher in a new burst of economic potential. "A few months ago, John...
  • More Catholic than the pope [Letter]

    More Catholic than the pope [Letter]
    According to the Roman Missal of the Catholic Church, the Holy Thursday ceremony of the washing of the feet may include only "viri selecti" — selected men. That is why Pope Francis raised ecclesiastical eyebrows when he continued his practice of...
  • St. Pius X parishioners recall role in 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II

    St. Pius X parishioners recall role in 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II
    Well before the sun comes up on Sunday, April 27, Carol Pacione expects to be in front of the television to watch the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. The Mass, presided over by Pope Francis, will be aired live from Rome, beginning at 3:...
  • The Rev. Robert Nugent dies at 76; priest who supported gays, lesbians

    The Rev. Robert Nugent dies at 76; priest who supported gays, lesbians
    Tribune Newspapers The Rev. Robert Nugent, a Roman Catholic priest whose support of gays and lesbians in the church brought the Vatican's censure, ending his public role as an advocate for reconciling church doctrines with the realities of gay life, died...
  • At St. Margaret's in Bel Air, more frank talk about faith, the Pope

    At St. Margaret's in Bel Air, more frank talk about faith, the Pope
    A Sunday at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Bel Air is rarely low-key, and this past weekend was no exception. People poured out of the packed sanctuary after the noon Mass, one of eight each weekend at St. Margaret and Saint Mary Magdalen Mission,...
  • Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]

    Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]
    The United Nations has decried the Vatican for not being transparent about the sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals over the past few decades ("UN panels urges Vatican to turn over sex abusers to authorities," Feb. 5). Moreover,...
  • Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food

    Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food
    Rick and Carol Bernstein started gardening with their three children on a third of an acre at their former home in Parkton, selling the produce at a roadside stand and taking extras to their local food bank. That was two decades ago, and the food bank...
  • Pope Francis beats out gay marriage activist Windsor for Time's Person of the Year

    Pope Francis beats out gay marriage activist Windsor for Time's Person of the Year
    Knocking down the barrier preventing federally-recognized same-sex marriages just doesn't have the same punch it used to. Edith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman whose legal fight ended with the Supreme Court declaring the Defense of Marriage Act...
  • 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...