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  • Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'

    Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'
    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...
  • 'Who am I to judge?'

    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...
  • Pope's comments on gays are less significant than they appear

    Pope's comments on gays are less significant than they appear
    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...
  • Hundreds arrive for Art Donovan's funeral at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

    Hundreds arrive for Art Donovan's funeral at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
    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...
  • Taking care of God's Chesapeake Bay

    Taking care of God's Chesapeake Bay
    I read with great interest The Sun's recent article about the reaction of churches that are protesting the soon-to-be instituted stormwater fee. The work being done by the churches named in the article is commendable — food pantries, assistance to...
  • Catholic faith surrounded by threats

    Catholic faith surrounded by threats
    Archbishop's William Lori's commentary ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June) reminds me of verses from Lamentations: "my children have become desolate, for the enemy is victorious" (1:16). On Friday, as the Archbishop enters the Basilica to say...
  • Religious freedom under threat at home

    Religious freedom under threat at home
    On Friday, Catholics throughout the United States will begin observing two weeks known as the Fortnight for Freedom. For a second consecutive year, the U.S. Catholic Church has set aside this time leading up to Independence Day to draw attention to the...
  • America lags on plain speech

    America lags on plain speech
    The Internet is changing how leaders talk. Leaders from Rome to Beijing and beyond are helping usher in a new era of plain speaking. But American leaders are lagging behind, stuck in old patterns of windy and obfuscatory speech. Around the globe, what's...
  • Pope Francis: New salesman, same old product

    Pope Francis: New salesman, same old product
    For the first time in history, the Roman Catholic Church has a pope from the New World, but liberal American Catholics should not expect Pope Francis to stray far from the old theology. Some things are excitingly different about this new pontiff. On...
  • Francis' election as pope will strengthen the church

    Francis' election as pope will strengthen the church
    The election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy is great news ("The election of Pope Francis," March 14). Cardinal Bergoglio is a genuinely spiritual soul, and a man of deep prayer who tends to accent growth in personal holiness...
  • Back Story: Red wine with papal ties

    Back Story: Red wine with papal ties
    "Men are like wine — some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age." — Pope John Paul XXIII Nelson Carey, the genial publican at Belvedere Square's Grand Cru wine bar, is naturally filled with interesting and offbeat wine, beer and...
  • 'Moment' is here for rabbi, Fulton congregation at Temple Isaiah

    'Moment' is here for rabbi, Fulton congregation at Temple Isaiah
    Temple Isaiah has had just three rabbis since it was founded in 1973. Stephen Fuchs led the reform temple from 1973 to 1986, and Mark J. Panoff was its rabbi from 1986 through 2012. The third is Craig Axler, who moved to Howard County from Pennsylvania to...