The cardinal Down Under
Feb 09 2012
George Weigel writes about his visit with Father George Pell, the cardinal archbishop of Sydney.

More matters that matter; ready for Operation Faith Lift?
Feb 09 2012
St. Ambrose "angels" are just one example of how black Catholics take evangelization to heart.

Thoughts on our Church: To Rome with sobering thoughts of home
Feb 07 2012
As I go to Rome for next week’s consistory, at which I will be elevated to the College of Cardinals, I do so with thoughts of the faith and ethical traditions that have long marked the Church in Baltimore, and the ethical standards that have been the hallmarks of the Maryland “experiment.”

Wit & Wisdom: We win some, we lose some
Feb 01 2012
Since I often write my columns well in advance of their publication, it's difficult to be “timely” in my topics! For example, I'm writing this column the day after the Ravens’ loss to the Patriots. Right now this is a “hot” topic. In a few weeks it may just be a game we fans want to forget.

Reporter's notebook: Martin Sheen says Gospel values needed now more than ever
Dec 19 2002
The congregation that packed St. Peter Claver Church for Philip Berrigan's funeral Dec. 9 was slowly making its way onto ice-covered streets of West Baltimore when I spotted the president of the United States standing outside the 114-year-old brick building.