| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Every year, about 7,000 churches in the United States close their doors, the Christian ministers' organization Pastoral Care estimates. In some cases, members' numbers have declined, and those who remain cannot support the considerable cost of maintaining...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Born and raised in Oswego, New York, Kay Chatterton earned her teaching credential from Oswego Normal School (now State University of New York). She worked at Ethical Culture in New York City prior to her marriage to Walter Hunt in 1949, when the couple...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Scott Lasky taught himself how to build a website so that the church he belongs to could be online. That’s what you do when you’re a large, networked organization: You have a website and you get on the Internet like everyone else.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The Rev. Harry L. Hoffman III, a retired Episcopal rector who had been associated with churches in Maryland, Virginia and Wyoming, and was an ardent conservationist and outdoorsman, died Aug. 1 of complications from Parkinson's disease at the Fairhaven...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Barbara “Barby” Davis recently passed away quietly and peacefully in Santa Barbara, California. Barbara was born in Los Angeles as the only child of Edward Allen Spencer, Jr. and Jean Paul Armstrong Spencer. At the age of twelve Barby’...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War.
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Carolyn Ruth Smith Leighton, whose deep faith led her to care for the sick, teach religion and join her husband, the former Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, in visiting churches throughout the state, died of respiratory failure Aug.4 at...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Though seldom emerging from the steel-and-reinforced-concrete bunker under the Baltimore Sun building on North Calvert Street from which I direct news desk operations, I do occasionally appear in public. Two such occasions are near, with one on the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:26 PM
As I walked into the building generations of Baltimoreans knew as 11 East Chase, my memories of this venerable structure flashed back. The mosaic tile lobby, beamed ceilings, the oak parquet floors, fluted columns, wood paneling, marble trim and...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum — the country's oldest public art museum — positioned itself at the vanguard of Modern architecture in the 1930s with exhibits and visits by the movement's leading proponents.
But the Wadsworth took it a step...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The Levine Museum of the New South, in Charlotte, N.C., recently unveiled a history exhibit that is in itself historic for the state and part of a larger national trend.
Called "LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality," the show is a combination of exhibits...