| Apr 5, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Prosecutors are facing a series of hurdles in their second try at convicting two brothers accused of setting a pit bull on fire in 2009, day after day losing key witnesses and testimony that nearly won them their case in the first trial a year ago.
| Apr 6, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Because it's Good Friday, and because we all need a pick-me-up after this morning’s sour jobs data, here's yet another video of Warren Buffett doing his song-and-dance routine. This time, the venerable investor is singing "I’m only a Paper...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The article ("Keeping the faith?" April 6) concerning the Orioles opening day on Good Friday included comments made by various people. One, in particular, states that his tradition of going to church on Good Friday has gone by the wayside.
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:38 PM
For Christians and Jews, all of our religious holidays divide us except for Passover and Easter. Passover and Easter divide us by bringing us closer together. Let me try to explain this exquisite spiritual contradiction.
Passover and Easter are different...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Baltimore's archdiocese, the oldest in the nation, can once again claim one of the highest-ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church as its leader.
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, leader of the archdiocese since 2007, was named a cardinal Friday by...
| Feb 22, 2012
Christians in several traditions observe today as Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The season is a period of solemnity before Easter, the traditional observance of Jesus' resurrection, which will fall this year on April 8.
Ash Wednesday takes its name...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Mark and Selena Van Hout, along with their six children, will give up some things in the next 36 days. But the Lenten season is about more than that, they say.
"Mark's family traditionally gave up candy, soda, popcorn, and ice cream since they were...
| Apr 8, 2012
Alice Brown remembers the moment of dread when doctors diagnosed her with cancer. She imagines her terror and despair were much like what Jesus felt when he was sentenced to die on the cross.
Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy seemed to defeat the...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:12 PM
Irish Catholics call the city Derry. Irish Protestants call it Londonderry, its legal name, for it is in Northern Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland.
The River Foyle divides the city, with Protestants living largely on the east bank, and Catholics on...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:18 PM
David Rogers Owen, an internationally known maritime lawyer and accomplished yachtsman, died Friday in his sleep of unknown causes at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson.
The longtime Riderwood resident was 97.
"The death of David Owen is...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 5:06 PM
Whenever David R. Owen answered the phone, it was always with a crisp and enthusiastic "Bridge," no doubt a holdover from his World War II days when he was an executive officer and navigator serving aboard the destroyer USS Ordronaux.
Owen, who died last...