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  • Baltimore Basilica stages Interfaith service for Peace in Iraq

    Baltimore Basilica stages Interfaith service for Peace in Iraq
    As people of different faiths gathered Sunday at the Baltimore Basilica for a prayer service for peace in Iraq, Archbishop William E. Lori implored the crowd to keep praying after news of the crisis no longer dominates headlines. "This suffering has...
  • Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]

    Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]
    Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who...
  • Addicts need compassion -- and treatment [Commentary]

    Addicts need compassion -- and treatment [Commentary]
    On June 21, the Vatican press office published the presentation made by Pope Francis to the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) in Rome. The pope told the conferees, "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs! …...
  • Restored 19th-century granite chapel at St. John still a draw for the faithful

    Restored 19th-century granite chapel at St. John still a draw for the faithful
    There is nothing Ray Koontz likes more than attending Mass in the small stone chapel at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hydes. The morning sun streams through the newly restored stained glass windows, creating patterns on the chapel's cream-...
  • Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest

    Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest
    The Rev. Father Joseph Valentine Messer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Glen Burnie and Severna Park, died of dementia complications Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 90. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of...
  • Standing up for children [Editorial]

    Standing up for children  [Editorial]
    Another proposal to house undocumented children in Maryland and another shameful response. This time it wasn't rural Carroll County blasting the prospect of "illeagles" living outside Westminster, but a Baltimore County councilman decrying the potential...
  • Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]

    Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]
    Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue...
  • Harford driving examiners suspended for taking bribes to pass test [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, June 4, 1964: Allegations were made 50 years ago against the operator of a driving school that its examiners had been accepting bribes to pass the applicants in the Bel Air driving test. Three of the...
  • As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'

    As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
    Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
  • Looking Out: Pope Francis says church must explore civil unions

    Looking Out: Pope Francis says church must explore civil unions
    In a wide-ranging interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis called on the Catholic Church to examine and evaluate civil unions. That's not quite an endorsement of the practice. And it's a far cry from supporting same-sex marriage; the pontiff again...
  • Pope Francis, a year later [Commentary]

    Pope Francis, a year later [Commentary]
    1969 was a year I well remember — it was my first year in a seminary in Virginia. I was beginning my journey to the priesthood with an American religious order, the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. Nine years later, I was ordained a...
  • The Rev. Gerald W. 'Jerry' Weiss, United Methodist pastor

    The Rev. Gerald W. 'Jerry' Weiss, United Methodist pastor
    The Rev. Gerald W. "Jerry" Weiss, a pastor of United Methodist churches in Maryland who enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks, died April 6 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 84. "His use by God went beyond local...