| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I, too, have followed with some interest the Carroll County commissioners' escalating debate over Christian prayer at their meetings. However, I have a different opinion than Commissioner Robin Frazier and Bruce and David Holstein ("Free speech challenged...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:03 PM
St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church continued the tradition of holding its Good Friday Way of the Cross celebration throughout Little Italy.
Francene Bradford has attended the procession since it began in 2002. The Eastwood resident, who grew up...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:39 PM
John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...
| Apr 20, 2014
On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning?
Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:07 PM
How many of you remember the Pope for a Day controversy?
Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey once stirred strong negative feelings within the Democratic Party by advocating strongly for his pro-life views, even fighting to express them at the 1992 Democratic...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was in the Tuscan town of Orvieto, doing my best to stay in my hotel room and finish some writing. But there was a Pentecost festival going on outside -- I could hear it out my window. I couldn't resist, so I joined the multitude that had gathered on...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Today is Ash Wednesday and people all over the world are giving up things for Lent.
If you haven't decided or are having second thoughts on what you will be sacrificing for the next 40 days, here's some easy and down right lazy ideas that can still...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Lent is a time when less can mean more, especially in the kitchen. Going without need not be faced with a frown. Let dietary restrictions spur creativity and boost flavor, however modest the meal.
Fish, for those whose faith traditions permit it, can...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:28 AM
As a kid growing up Catholic, my meatless-Friday options included canned tuna, grilled cheese, tomato soup and whatever nasty fish my mom would slap in a fry pan.
Mind you, I grew up Old School Catholic. Back then, we still had limbo, purgatory was...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Tuesday is National Pancake Day, a time to celebrate the classic, comforting breakfast food.
Traditionally, National Pancake Day is on Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. It only seems fitting to indulge in a stack of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:17 PM
When is a twist on something so different that it doesn't resemble the original at all? This might be one of those times.
When Lenten observances demand a meatless meal, the pepper and egg sandwich is a favorite for its fat strips of sauteed green...