| 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...
| 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...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:24 PM
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...