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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eleanor E. O'Donnell, civil engineer

    Eleanor E. O'Donnell, civil engineer
    Eleanor E. O'Donnell, a retired civil engineer who tutored Hispanic immigrants, died Nov. 7 of heart failure at her Tuscany-Canterbury home. She was 96. The daughter of an ironworker and a homemaker, the former Eleanor Elizabeth Doney was born and raised...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops in Baltimore to elect new president

    U.S. Catholic bishops in Baltimore to elect new president
    The nation's top Catholic bishops will convene this week in Baltimore to choose a new leader, a decision that will help set the course for an American church striving to build its appeal while grappling with stances on immigration and contraception...
  • U.S. Catholics need to listen to the pope [Letter]

    U.S. Catholics need to listen to the pope [Letter]
    The message of Pope Francis about economic fairness is loud and clear, and we need to get with the program. Unfortunately, the current leader of the Archdiocese of Baltimore has a different agenda. He is busy leading an unsuccessful crusade to Never-Never...
  • Dolan highlights persecution in last address as bishops' leader

    Dolan highlights persecution in last address as bishops' leader
    At a time when the nation's top Roman Catholic leaders have been making headlines with their stands on religious liberty and immigration reform, Cardinal Timothy Dolan opened this year's convention of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by...