| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Baltimore's 200-year-old Basilica of the Assumption, the first cathedral in America, will be closed to many visitors over eight months as crews repair domes damaged in August's earthquake, church officials said Thursday.
Repairs could cost up to $5...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 3:54 AM
Today's forecast calls for sunny skies, with clouds increasing this evening, and a high temperature near 82 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight, with a chance of showers after 11 p.m., and a low temperature around 58 degrees.
| May 23, 2012
| 2:37 PM
The Catholic Church, embroiled in a dispute with the Obama administration over new health insurance rules, has chosen Baltimore to kick off a national campaign it says is aimed at promoting religious liberty.
Archbishop William E. Lori is scheduled to...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs, former rector of the Basilica of the Assumption who during his tenure oversaw a two-year, $32 million restoration of the 200-year-old structure, died Monday of cardiac arrest at his Thurmont home.
He was 81.
| Jun 21, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Catholic leaders launched a nationwide campaign challenging the Obama administration's health policies with a Mass at Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption on Thursday evening, filling the 200-year-old stone structure with supporters.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:52 AM
With tweets and text messages, prayers and preaching, Catholics and other Americans are spending two weeks (June 21-July 4) launching a religious freedom awareness campaign called the "Fortnight for Freedom."
Concern for the freedom of Christians to...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Regarding the recent protest outside the Basilica of the Assumption against Archbishop William Lori celebrating a mass initiating the "Fortnight for Freedom," I fail to understand why those who don't agree with church teachings remain in the church ("...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 10:07 AM
Our list of everything going on the week of 11/28-12/4
Basketball Wives LA: Reunion, Part 2 (special; 8 p.m.; VH1)
Top 40 (special; 8 p.m.; BBC America)
Bored to Death (season finale; 9 p.m.; HBO)
The Closer (mid-season premiere; 9 p....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Our database design group is constantly bugging local governments for data sets to play with, even if we're not completely sure what we'll do with them.
Not all of these thoughts pan out. One example: We recently got curious about how money was being...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Marian Shriver McSherry, long-time devotee of Maryland's Catholic aristocracy and mother of 12 children, died on July 24 of breast cancer at her home in Frederick. She was 85.
A second cousin of R. Sargent Shriver, Marian Macsherry was born in...
| Sep 23, 2007
There are wonderful things to see and learn about everywhere you turn in Maryland.
From Antietam National Battlefield to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. From the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to the Appalachian Trail.Even the Patterson Park Pagoda is...