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  • Lori to take religious freedom message to Washington

    Lori to take religious freedom message to Washington
    As Catholic institutions across the country sue the Obama administration over new health insurance rules, Baltimore's new archbishop is scheduled to speak in Washington this week at a conference focusing on "Rising Threats to American Religious Freedom."...
  • 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...
  • A 50th-anniversary toast to Toastmasters in Laurel

    A golden anniversary was celebrated with golden tongues last weekend as the Columbians Toastmasters Club celebrated 50 years of fostering confidence and leadership skills. The group, which specializes in teaching its members how to become better public...
  • For U.S. bishops, economic justice isn't on the agenda

    For U.S. bishops, economic justice isn't on the agenda
    At a time of staggering poverty, rampant unemployment and growing income inequality, Catholic bishops will gather for a national meeting in Baltimore today and remain largely silent about these profound moral issues. A recent Catholic News Service...
  • After Penn State, Md. may examine strengthening child abuse reporting law

    Educators, health practitioners, social service workers and police officers are required under Maryland law to report suspected child abuse to local authorities and to their bosses. But the state has no power to prosecute when the law is not followed....
  • Rodgers Forge: Hilgartner family celebrates an elevation to monsignor

    Father Rick Hilgartner, a scholar of sacred liturgy and executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Divine Worship Office, was recently elevated to monsignor. This well-deserved honor was bestowed on this former Rodgers Forge resident...
  • Pope Benedict to elevate Archbishop O'Brien to cardinal

    Pope Benedict to elevate Archbishop O'Brien to cardinal
    Baltimore's archdiocese, the oldest in the nation, can once again claim one of the highest-ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church as its leader. Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, leader of the archdiocese since 2007, was named a cardinal Friday by...
  • Vatican's envoy to U.S. dies at Hopkins after lung surgery

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's ambassador to the United States, died Wednesday of complications from surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, church officials said. The 73-year-old Italian prelate had undergone lung surgery nearly three weeks ago and...
  • Catholic Church: We need comprehensive immigration reform, not 'Secure Communities' program

    The recent article about the expansion into Baltimore of the Department of Homeland Security's program to crackdown on illegal immigrants ("Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks," Feb. 26) makes clear the need for real immigration reform....
  • Amid birth control debate, Obama sending delegation to watch O'Brien become a cardinal

    President Barack Obama is sending a presidential delegation to the Holy See this weekend to watch the elevation of Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien and another American to cardinal, the White House said Thursday. Both O’Brien, spiritual leader...
  • O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage

    O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
    Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien said in a strongly worded letter that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will not comply with federal law requiring churches to offer birth control coverage even it means dropping health insurance for its 3,500 employees....
  • U.S. slow to meet needs, refugees say

    U.S. slow to meet needs, refugees say
    Mustafa Hamad Rassoul doesn't see how his family can survive. Back in Baghdad, the 55-year-old Iraqi Kurd says, the money he made running a clothing shop was more than enough to house and feed his two wives and 10 children. But here in Syria, where he...