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  • Catholic bishops struggle with message on gay marriage

    Meeting for the first time since voters in Maryland and two other states legalized same-sex marriage, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Tuesday that they have no plans to soften their position that genuine marriage can occur only...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    WEATHER: Sunny, high near 51. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, low around 37. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS City moving to overhaul zoning code: The city is working on a far-reaching piece of legislation,...
  • In debate, Biden lied or covered up

    The conservative and liberal talking heads all say their candidate won the vice presidential debate last week. What I find particularly troubling is the lack of journalistic objectivity from The Sun in regard to what Vice President Joe Biden said, which...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....