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  • The God Squad: The nuances of kneeling in prayer

    Q: Why is it Jews don't kneel to pray? I'm Jewish myself, and sometimes I feel the need to pray in this position, but I feel awkward, since I was taught not to do this. — L., via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: The Hebrew Bible has evidence of kneeling...
  • Virginia F. Toohey, homemaker

    Virginia F. Toohey, homemaker
    Virginia F. Toohey, a homemaker and former volunteer, died Monday of heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 96. The daughter of a Crown Cork and Seal Co. vice president and a homemaker, the former Virginia Marie Fusting...
  • Pope Francis calls abortion a product of a 'throwaway culture'

    ROME --  After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.” “Every baby...
  • Halverson: Even for Christians, Christ not the only way

    One of the things I love most about the church I serve is its openness to other religions. Some people think that being Christian is about closing everything else out and walking a very narrow path. We hear many Christians espouse that the only way to...
  • Community & Clubs: Plenty to pray about this week

    With the happenings in Boston and in West Texas fresh in our minds, the National Day of Prayer makes more sense than ever, says the Rev. Julie Elkins, president of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and pastor at First United Methodist Church of...
  • Joseph E. Welsh, educator

    Joseph E. Welsh, educator
    Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 80. "He was both my teacher and...
  • In Theory: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
  • In Theory: Are parts of Scripture outdated and in need of change?

    It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
  • Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, cardiologist

    Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, cardiologist
    Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, a retired cardiologist who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital, died Saturday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...
  • In Theory: Were early Christians persecuted for their beliefs?

    Were early Christians really persecuted for their beliefs? The popular image is of them being thrown to the lions and having to meet in secret, but an author is challenging what she calls the "myth" of Christian persecution. Candida Moss, who is...
  • Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter, dentist

    Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter, dentist
    Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter, a retired Baltimore dentist and World War II veteran, died Monday at his Timonium home from complications of a fall. He was 87. Vernon Francis Ottenritter was born in Baltimore and raised on Springfield Avenue in the city's Pen...