| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:45 AM
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....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Pope Francis did not this week change church doctrine toward gays and lesbians. He did not condone same-sex marriage. Nor did he suggest he approves of homosexuality. But in one short sentence, the leader of the Catholic Church fundamentally shifted the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:56 PM
I actually thought the cool new pope would have something cool and new to say about one of the things that make it hard to be a Roman Catholic: the church's refusal to allow women to serve as priests.
Pope Francis has all the makings of a revolutionary....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Pope Francis surprised the Catholic faithful Monday by saying the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't marginalize gay priests, saying: "Who am I to judge?"
The comments followed one of the largest papal Masses in recent history over the weekend, when the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:34 AM
The United States has won the Gold Cup final against Panama. Welcome to your trends report for July 29, 2013.
Gold Cup Final
Where: Google Search
Why: Panama failed to answer and the U.S. secured a 1-0 triumph and its fifth Gold Cup...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:29 AM
By coincidence, last Easter I was in St. Peter's Square in Rome as Pope Benedict XVI delivered what turned out to be his final Easter Mass as head of the Catholic Church. A week from Sunday, the new pope will deliver his first.
Expectations for Pope...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:20 PM
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...