| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:45 PM
On Nov. 5, my wife and I attended a rare public dialogue between Jews and Muslims at Columbia's Beth Shalom Congregation between Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University, and Rabbi Andrew Busch of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Shackled in a Baltimore courtroom and facing a 110-year sentence for murder and arson, Terrence Rollins-Bey stood defiant — talking over the judge and prosecutor in a series of outbursts.
"With respect to your honor, I object to everything you'...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. Even now you would have to be paying attention to international news for this landlocked country of 4.5 million to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.
Three major developments are happening right now.
Iran's new president, Hasan...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The horrific recent bombings at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing more than 80 innocent worshipers have painfully reminded me of the events of May 28, 2010. On that day, more than 80 worshipers were martyred at two mosques of the Ahmadiyya Muslim...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:54 AM
On Wednesday the U.S. announced that President Barack Obama had suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in response to the military government's bloody crackdown that has left more than 1,000 protesters dead and thousands more jailed...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Crystal Sewell knows what she wants to see in the next pope: a combination of the last two.
"I'm a conservative soul," the 29-year-old Reservoir Hill woman said Monday after the midday Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in downtown Baltimore. "I feel like...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Obama administration has decided to strike at the Assad regime in Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons in a civil war that has already killed about 100,000 people and sent millions of refugees into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq ("...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:03 AM
The Howard County Muslim Council set a new record at its annual food drive/picnic this weekend, donating more than 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Howard County Food Bank.
"This was a record yeard for us," said Shahid Qureshi, a spokesperson...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 4:00 AM
"Truth crushed to earth will rise again." -- Martin Luther King Jr. (quoting William Cullen Bryant)
Sometimes, oceans are not enough.
Usually, the fact that we are barricaded on both sides by great bodies of water gives us in this country a certain...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions.
In the case...