| 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...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Re "Iron Lady' portrayal is inaccurate," Mailbag, Jan. 27
I read with great interest Dr. R. Claire Friend's letter regarding "The Iron Lady," currently in release in movie theaters. While I share Friend's disappointment in how the story unfolded (all too...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Claire Margaret O'Meara, a retired educator who was active in her Timonium church, died Thursday from complications of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Towson resident was 91.
The daughter of a salesman and a homemaker, Claire Margaret...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Bridget K. Healy, a second-year George Mason University student who had also been a member of the Special Olympics team at the university, died Thursday of a pulmonary thromboembolism at St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Towson resident was 24.
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:56 AM
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person?
Earlier this year, Gallup pollsters asked that exact question, and 76 percent of those who responded said yes, they would....
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It was said of Al Smith, a Roman Catholic, that if he won the 1928 presidential election he would take orders from the Vatican and not uphold the Constitution.
John F. Kennedy famously confronted that anti-Catholic prejudice in a 1960 speech to the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Q. Halloween is upon us again, and with the annual traditions of trick-or-treating and pumpkin-carving in the air, many Christians are looking to alternate ways of celebrating the holiday.
Because of its pagan origins and emphasis on death, celebrating...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 1:17 PM
It was sundown in a mostly deserted parking lot tucked off Westminster Boulevard. The skateboarders had stopped, as they do every Thursday, to listen to the man with the Bible.
A single lamppost shone over the makeshift skate park, where ramps and...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:30 PM
A few years ago, my son-in-law enrolled for a master's degree at a renowned theological seminary.
Soon after, he was asked to meet with the admissions director. He was asked if he was a Mormon, to which he replied "yes." He was then informed that...
| Dec 11, 2012
In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:22 AM
In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian-Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian-Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge...