| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Q: I'm sure you've been following the story about a papyrus claiming that Jesus had a wife. What's your opinion about this?
— M., Long Island. N.Y.
A: In the midst of my intense Jewish immersion in the High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:57 AM
A prominent atheist group is using next month's Democratic National Convention to take aim at the presidential candidates' religion, putting up billboards targeting Mormonism and Christianity in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Our political system is...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Paul F. Spigelmire, a Lutherville real estate agent, died June 16 of an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Indonesia. He was 61.
Mr. Spigelmire, who was visiting a daughter who is a Foreign Service officer, was snorkeling off the shores of Dili,...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 11:20 AM
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...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Dr. William R. Law, a retired Baltimore internist whose career at Bon Secours Hospital spanned more than three decades, died Feb. 20 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime West Towson resident was 77.
The son of an electrical engineer and a...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Over the past 103 years, America's churches have built the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) into the nation's most successful youth group — which makes it remarkable that the BSA stands ready to let gays join Scouting, thus publicly renouncing the wishes...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Q: Along with many other people, I've sent contributions to favorite charities through the mail. Unfortunately, this has landed me on a lot of mailing lists, and I now receive far too many pleas for money from benevolent organizations and institutions. My...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:39 PM
An Italian Catholic priest is under fire for a Christmas message he made that apparently blames women for domestic violence. Perio Corsi's text, titled “Women and femicide — healthy self-criticism. How often do they provoke?” contains...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 11:55 AM
It has, to paraphrase an old English carol, prickles as sharp as thorns, bark as bitter as gall and berries as bright as life-giving blood.
Friends and loved ones gathering on Christmas will see it in wreaths and on mantels, its image on cards, on...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Like preachers across the country preparing for Christmas services today, William Lori has grappled with the question of how to celebrate the joy of the day so soon after the devastation of Newtown.
But for Baltimore's new archbishop, the challenge also...