| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:34 AM
When you make as many mistakes as I do, it's good to get in the habit of learning from them. Just over four years ago, I made a big one about Mormonism, and I thank the good folks at The Sun for giving me a chance to make it right.
During the 2008...
| Nov 27, 2009
| 4:22 PM
Next Friday I'm up for the 10 Spot feature. The editors took pity on me because they knew how much I would enjoy doing an extra Top 10, so they are reprinting one that appeared before Top 10 Tuesday became......
| Nov 10, 2009
The irony is 7-foot-2 and made of bronze: A statue of William Donald Schaefer goes up along the Inner Harbor promenade just a week or so before the current mayor of Baltimore goes on trial, accused of stealing gift cards intended for the needy. What a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Former Wellington mayor Carmine Priore was picked Wednesday to become Palm Beach County’s newest ethics commissioner … after no one else applied for the post.
The Palm Beach County League of Cities approved Priore as its recommended...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
There is one thing about the “Bridge-gate” event that does not add up.
How could a person (Bridget Kelly), who rises to assistant chief of staff for a New Jersey governor, do something so stupid and arrogant as to send an email causing...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Pope Francis' campaign against corruption in the Catholic Church has made Italy's most dangerous mafia organization "nervous," which could make the prelate a target, a leading Italian prosecutor warned Thursday.
The pope's vow to clean up church...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A state inquiry recommends changes to Palm Beach County’s Ethics Commission, while acknowledging that it is too soon to fully evaluate the county’s three-year-old watchdog board.
The county’s five volunteer ethics commissioners need...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
| May 31, 2013
A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation.
Denied a parish, the Roman Catholic priest created his own pulpits...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley, the irrepressible Roman Catholic priest whose broad talents drove him to prominence as a sociologist, novelist, newspaper columnist and voluble church critic, has died. He was 85.
The controversial cleric died in his sleep...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Pope's butler indicted: The butler to Pope Benedict XVI was indicted Monday in the scandal over leaked Vatican documents. Paolo Gabriele is to stand trial on a charge of aggravated theft for his alleged role in leaking documents that exposed infighting in...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:33 AM
VATICAN CITY -- The sensational trial of the self-proclaimed whistle-blowing butler of Pope Benedict XVI for allegedly stealing confidential documents from the papal apartments began Saturday in a small courtroom within the Vatican walls. Paolo Gabriele,...