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  • Vatican admits Catholics don't follow its rules on sex and marriage

    After studying the results of a global survey of Catholics, the Vatican is acknowledging that churchgoers ignore its rules on fundamental issues including marriage, divorce and contraception. But in a report issued Thursday, the Vatican laid part of the...
  • Ann E. Stromberg, orthoptist

    Ann E. Stromberg, orthoptist
    Ann Elizabeth Stromberg, a retired orthoptist who worked with children with eye conditions and trained medical students during her six-decade career, died of Alzheimer's disease June 4 at Somerford Home in Columbia. The Ellicott City resident was 91....
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...
  • Interview: ADL Head Says Gary Oldman's Apology Reinforces Anti-Semitism

    Anti-Defamation League head Abraham Foxman said he doesn't buy Gary Oldman's apology, claiming his statement Wednesday reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes. "I think he feels bad about what he said, but the way he explains it underlines why he said what...
  • Walter Stankowski, tavern owner

    Walter Stankowski, tavern owner
    Walter T. "Lucky" Stankowski, the retired owner of a Fells Point tavern and package-goods store known for its Saturday afternoon music-making sessions, died of cancer June 17 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Highlandtown resident was 89. Born in...
  • Former rivals are happy to come together and play in the McDonald's Classic

    Randy Custodio and Cameron Casciole were on the opposite sides last Thanksgiving morning in what is typically the biggest nonplayoff game of the area's high school football season. They both consider themselves lucky to have played in the Easton-...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Central American migrants are on a word-of-mouth exodus to the U.S.

    Central American migrants are on a word-of-mouth exodus to the U.S.
    Claudia Sanchez crouched on a grassy slope alongside the railroad tracks, breast-feeding her 10-month-old daughter, Heather. It had already been a long journey from Honduras to central Mexico, clinging with her baby to the top of a rickety train. They...
  • Lois O'Brien-Cronin

    Lois O'Brien-Cronin
    Lois O'Brien-Cronin, the former dean of students at Villa Julie College who later worked with an academic and career counseling program for women at the Community College of Baltimore County's Essex campus, died of a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice...
  • Sister Suzanne Zuercher, nun who specialized in psychology, 1931-2014

     Sister Suzanne Zuercher, nun who specialized in psychology, 1931-2014
    Sister Suzanne Zuercher lived for 63 years as a member of a monastic community of Benedictine sisters, but she was fully engaged with the world around her. "While she was very attuned to spiritual life, she was also in contact with an incredible...
  • Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader

    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader
    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, a career railroader who retired from Amtrak, died of heart failure Wednesday at Little Flower Manor nursing home in Darby, Pa. The former Lutherville resident was 91. The son of Robert Hunter, a shipyard worker, and Delia...