| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the humanitarian who served as president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services for 18 years, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
The announcement, made Friday, means Hackett will become the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Ann Bartlinski placed the Eucharist and a pearl-beaded rosary blessed by the hands of the late Pope John Paul II on the chest of her 6-year-old daughter, Teresa, who lay Tuesday in a hospital bed, her tiny body rejecting a donor's heart.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Oak Crest Village resident was 80.
"He was both my teacher and...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Recession being the bane of piano retailers, it seems wholly remarkable that Harry Cohen and his son, Lou, decided to start selling Baldwins and Wurlitzers in 1937 — the year the economy relapsed toward the end of the Great Depression.
| May 2, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Surrounded by religious leaders, civil rights activists and others who have fought for years to stop executions in Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday repealing the state's death penalty.
Unless the law is overturned in a...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation Thursday morning abolishing capital punishment in Maryland -- a goal of his since he took office in 2007.
The governor's approval will make Maryland the 18th state to repeal the death penalty. A throng of...