| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Catholic Church is “obsessed” with issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and called instead for a focus on healing and...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
There's no doubt about it, Pope Francis has captured the attention of the Catholic Church and the world. And he is doing this not only by a simplicity and humility that has earned him the nickname, "the world's parish priest" but also by taking the church...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:05 AM
50 Years Ago
"Public Hearing For Polluted Patuxent" was the headline for an article about a hearing held by the Potomac River committee of the State Legislative council, where "Local officials are being urged to present their plans...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:04 AM
It's not enough to tell a woman who enters a crisis pregnancy clinic in Baltimore City that she will not be able to have an abortion there. A center must post a sign to share the information — or at least that is what City Council members voted...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:29 PM
It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Pope Francis surprised the Catholic faithful Monday by saying the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't marginalize gay priests, saying: "Who am I to judge?"
The comments followed one of the largest papal Masses in recent history over the weekend, when the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Joseph R. Harris, 62, of Hagerstown passed away early Friday morning, Aug. 2, 2013, in the presence of his loving family.
Born Sunday, May 6, 1951, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James and Cleona (Bowman) Harris.
Joseph attended and was...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A former teacher at Baltimore's Archbishop Curley High School was sentenced this week in Connecticut to serve five years in prison and 20 years' probation on charges of possession of child pornography, obscenity and three counts of risk of injury to a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Joseph G. "Bodie" Finnerty Jr., a highly regarded trial lawyer who headed DLA Piper's litigation department and oversaw expansion of the firm to Philadelphia and New York City, died Thursday of Alzheimer's disease at Copper Ridge assisted-living...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:03 AM
It has been nearly three years since my predecessor, Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, and the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools released the Strategic Plan for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Since that time, enrollment declines have been...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Immaculate Conception School in Towson kicked off the new year with a visit from the Most Rev. William E. Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, who celebrated the school's expanding population and programs
by welcoming its 560 students to the first day...