Category: Religion

April 6, 2009

Conversions to Catholicism surging locally

Filed under: Religion, Archdiocese of Baltimore - 06 Apr 2009

Baltimore Sun
All have found their way to the Roman Catholic Church as members of the largest class of converts the Archdiocese of Baltimore has seen this decade. Nine hundred and eighty-four local adults are preparing to become Catholics during …

March 16, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day Mass

Filed under: Religion, Archdiocese of Baltimore - 16 Mar 2009

Baltimore Sun
Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden will celebrate Mass in honor of St. Patrick at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Fells Point. St. Patrick’s, at Broadway and Bank Street, is one of the oldest …

March 10, 2009

Muslim woman denied service in main room of bank due to head scarf

Filed under: Religion - 10 Mar 2009

Baltimore Sun
A Muslim woman was asked to leave her place in line at a credit union in Southern Maryland and be served in a back room because the head scarf she wore for religious reasons violated the institution’s “no …

February 25, 2009

Man stabs son for wearing hat in church

Filed under: Crime, Baltimore City, Religion - 25 Feb 2009

Police said a 58-year-old man stabbed his teenage son after he refused to take off his hat at church earlier in the day. The father and his 19-year-old son got into an argument on Sunday afternoon. That’s when police …

O’Malley a Hypocrite on Death Penalty and Abortion?

Governor Martin O’Malley has cited his Roman Catholic religious beliefs in the past as part of the reason he opposes the death penalty. He’s marching with clergy today in Annapolis to oppose it further.

If O’Malley signs recent …

February 3, 2009

Gay Episcopal Bishop lobbies, leads prayer in Annapolis

Filed under: Maryland Government, Religion - 03 Feb 2009
he first openly gay bishop in the U.S. Episcopal Church led a prayer in the Maryland Senate Monday night in which he asked God to bless the legislators with “anger at discrimination in all its forms.”

The Rev. V. Gene …

December 8, 2008

Mumbai memorial tonight

Filed under: Baltimore City, Religion - 08 Dec 2008

Baltimore Sun
A memorial tribute to victims of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, will be held at the Park Heights Jewish Community Center at 7:30 p.m. today. Gov. Martin O’Malley, Marc Terrill of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation and …

FOCA threatens Catholic health care?

Filed under: Religion, Congress - 08 Dec 2008

A controversial pro-abortion rights bill, co-sponsored by both of Maryland’s U.S. senators and tagged by President-elect Barack Obama as “the first thing I would do” as president, has the nation’s Catholic bishops mulling the shuttering of the Catholic health …

November 29, 2008

Mumbai connection in Annapolis

Filed under: Blogs, Religion, Annapolis, Terrorism - 29 Nov 2008

Paul Foer at Annapolis Capital Punishment:
We are friends with local Chabad Rabbi Nochum Light and his wife Hindi and because Rabbi Light was a schoolmate and friend of the murdered Rabbi Holzberg and his wife,the horror there has a …

November 4, 2008

Paintball attack on Islamic Center

Filed under: Religion, Islam, Montgomery County - 04 Nov 2008

Montgomery County police are investigating why the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg was hit with 30 paintball blasts over the weekend.

Police say a witness told a patrol officer it occurred early Saturday morning.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a …

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