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  • March 2013: Bel Air payroll firm abruptly closes; top teacher named

    March 2013: Bel Air payroll firm abruptly closes; top teacher named
    AccuPay, Inc., a Bel Air payroll company, permanently closed after a local business filed suit against the company. AccuPay collected and withheld client's payroll taxes, but did not pay the full amount to the state and federal governments. AccuPay...
  • Delay health mandate fines against ministries [Commentary]

    Delay health mandate fines against ministries [Commentary]
    Pope Francis recently reaffirmed that religious freedom is "a fundamental human right" and warned against the impulse to "relegate [religions] to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques." The freedom of religion cannot be reduced to...
  • Baltimore-area nuns fighting Obamacare rule

    Baltimore-area nuns fighting Obamacare rule
    It's a war that seemingly ended a long time ago, being fought in the most unlikely of places: contraception, at homes for the elderly run by an order of Roman Catholic nuns. The Little Sisters of the Poor, with a house in Catonsvlle, are fighting the...
  • Pope Francis' inspiration needed at the parish level [Letter]

    Pope Francis' inspiration needed at the parish level [Letter]
    I very much admired Susan Reimer's recent column on what Pope Francis means to lapsed Catholics ("A pope for the unfaithful," Jan. 2). I too fell away from the Catholic Church for a time. I did return, due to my mother's constant reminders of what...
  • Pope has a message for Maryland lawmakers [Letter]

    Pope has a message for Maryland lawmakers [Letter]
    Dan Rodricks' recent column on Pope Francis as "a savvy new leader who, with deeds and words, puts mission before doctrine and speaks truth to power" delivers a message that would be wise for us Maryland legislators to keep in mind during the 2014...
  • The unfinished war [Commentary]

    The unfinished war [Commentary]
    Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....
  • Notre Dame Prep rejects alumna's same-sex wedding announcement

    Notre Dame Prep rejects alumna's same-sex wedding announcement
    Sarah Rupert-Sullivan knew she shouldn't have been shocked her same-sex wedding was excluded from Notre Dame Prep's alumnae class notes. But she was. "To be kind of candid about it," she said, "I was pissed." Now, she has launched a petition against a...
  • Notre Dame Prep and lesbian weddings [Letter]

    I recently read The Sun article, "Notre Dame Prep rejects alumna's same-sex wedding announcement" (Jan. 15), regarding the omission of Sarah Rupert-Sullivan's wedding announcement. I would like to offer my assistance in helping Notre Dame Preparatory...
  • Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion

    Pope Francis faults Catholic Church's focus on gay marriage, abortion
    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...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Nov. 17 Performance theater The Annapolis High School Drama Company presents "Pride and Prejudice" at the school, 2700 Riva Road. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors and students. Information: annapolishighschool.org. Monday, Nov. 18 Photo club The...
  • Baltimore should heed pope's message

     Baltimore should heed pope's message
    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....
  • Pope Francis re-proposes the Gospel for the people of our time

    Pope Francis re-proposes the Gospel for the people of our time
    There's no doubt about it, Pope Francis has captured the attention of the Catholic Church and the world. And he is doing this not only by a simplicity and humility that has earned him the nickname, "the world's parish priest" but also by taking the church...