| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, marking a watershed moment in our nation's history and in the ongoing struggle of African-Americans for fair and equal treatment.
The passage of the law,...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who was active for more than two decades with the Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex, died Wednesday at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin of a stroke. She was 78.
The former Val Jean Sytko was...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:14 PM
John J. Ray, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. administrator of quality assurance who was a founding member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Northeast Baltimore, died July 12 of acute myeloid leukemia at his Parkville home. He was 82....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Domestic violence is an issue that has been on the minds of many people in recent days, prompted by the horrifying abuse committed by Ray Rice against his now-wife. His status as a professional football player, coupled with the fact that the attack was...
| Jan 15, 2014
An article in the Jan. 13, 1939 edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported a grieving community requesting a solution.
A meeting attended by more than a hundred residents of the Thirteenth District was held in the Arbutus Community...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will soon move to Springfield, Mass., to serve as bishop of that diocese, the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore announced Thursday.
Rozanski, 56, has been a priest and bishop in the Archdiocese of Baltimore...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Once, when heavy rain hit the roof of the Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson, there was so much runoff that it would wash away the wood chips and soil that cover the children's play area.
Today, the church on Providence Road uses rain barrels and...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
A coalition of religious leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before taking action....
| May 30, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Rita R. Martin, a counselor of homeless women at a Better Waverly residence, died of complications from multiple myeloma and infection Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Lochearn resident was 69.
Born Rita Reynolds in San Diego, she...