| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher...
| Mar 14, 2013
Jorge Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants born in Buenos Aires, doesn't fit the image of a high and mighty churchman in charge of an empire of more than 1 billion people.
He's a humble man and, at 76, not young. Until quite recently, he rode the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:54 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the streets in Buenos Aires, the stories about the cardinal who has become the first pope from the Americas often include a very ordinary backdrop: The city bus during rush hour.
Tales are traded about chatting with...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
The hate pastor — the Rev. Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas — is at it again. After Tim Tebow canceled his appearance at the hate pastor's church last week -- presumably because of...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2013
I told you so!
Five years ago in this column I wrote: Religion may be hazardous to your health! Now I'll do one better: Religion is hazardous to your health!
Let's consider the three Abrahamic religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. ...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:47 AM
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church, 501 E. Mitchell St., downtown Petoskey, has worship at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Sunday school for fifth-graders and younger is held during the worship hour, following the children's...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:15 PM
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Faced with intense pressure from two flanks, the Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Crystal Sewell knows what she wants to see in the next pope: a combination of the last two.
"I'm a conservative soul," the 29-year-old Reservoir Hill woman said Monday after the midday Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in downtown Baltimore. "I feel like John...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:01 PM
MEXICO CITY -- She rose to the podium and cast her eyes skyward. The mayor of Monterrey then entrusted her Mexican city to God and Jesus Christ as the crowd around her cheered.
“I open the doors of this city to God as the maximum authority,”...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:19 AM
In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting.
To date, it's far from the...