| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:10 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:50 AM
"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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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:...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:49 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:15 AM
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,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...