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  • As adopted daughter awaits new heart, family prays for miracle

    As adopted daughter awaits new heart, family prays for miracle
    Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even...
  • How Pope Francis can reinvigorate the church

    How Pope Francis can reinvigorate the church
    Newly elected Pope Francis represents change in many respects. He is the first pope from the New World (and the first from outside of Europe in 1,200 years), the first Jesuit and the first Francis. But for American Catholics, who in poll after poll in...
  • New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore

    New interest in exorcism rites comes to Baltimore
    The rite, those few priests who have performed it say, can unfold as a quiet prayer session or a show of violence. The afflicted person may curse the cleric, speak in a voice not his or her own, even assume facial features that one priest described as...
  • Recalling Camden Yards' biggest star

    I've read the sports pages and seen the articles about the greatest games and most exciting sports moments at Camden Yards, and they bring back memories. But the greatest event at Camden Yards was not sports related at all. It was the Mass celebrated...
  • Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs

    Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs
    Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs, former rector of the Basilica of the Assumption who during his tenure oversaw a two-year, $32 million restoration of the 200-year-old structure, died Monday of cardiac arrest at his Thurmont home. He was 81. James...
  • The mark of a leader

    Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien will receive his pallium at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican tomorrow, a capstone event marking his connection to the Catholic hierarchy and to the church worldwide. More than 100 Marylanders have traveled to Rome to attend...
  • Catholic bicentennial

    Catholic bicentennial
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore will celebrate its bicentennial starting next month with work on a new prayer garden near downtown, musical performances in the Basilica of the Assumption and an exhibit of the Catholic community's history at St. Mary's...
  • Leaders around the world welcome pope

    LONDON - From Notre Dame in Paris to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, cathedral bells tolled and prayers were offered yesterday to celebrate the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Roman Catholics and political and religious leaders around the...
  • Now is time to stop eulogizing, start asking hard questions

    With the election of a new pope yesterday, the networks once again interrupted regular programming to join the all-news cable channels for continuous live coverage from the Vatican. Instantly, tens of millions of screens in homes and offices around the...
  • Ratzinger to lead church

    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, a German theologian known as a strict traditionalist, was elected pope yesterday, taking the name Benedict XVI and describing himself to a cheering crowd in St. Peter's Square as "a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the...
  • Former professor led Vatican office that enforces doctrine of faith

    As soon as his name was read from a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, Joseph Ratzinger was being considered a transitional pope because of his age - at 78, the oldest pontiff elected to lead the Roman Catholic Church in nearly three centuries. But when...
  • Faithful in U.S. unlikely to see altered message from the Vatican

    He was Pope John Paul II's right-hand man, a sort of vice president to the pontiff who led the church for a quarter-century. So the election yesterday of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope is unlikely to radically alter the church's teachings, its...