Vet cherishes his bit of Baltimore history
Nov 04 2010
Two blocks south of Patterson Park in East Baltimore, Ray and Helen Getzel, husband and wife for 57 years, maintain an immaculate rowhome.

Personnel file material released in long-settled California abuse cases
Oct 28 2010
SAN DIEGO – After a California court Oct. 22 ordered the release of documents from the Dioceses of San Diego and San Bernardino related to past cases of improper sexual conduct of four dozen priests, more than 10,000 pages of material was made public.

News of God’s demise greatly exaggerated
Oct 07 2010
I guess by now you’ve heard the bad news. God is dead. Again. I understand that God took the news pretty hard.

Disparate sources, unconditional love
Sep 23 2010
So what do Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu and Despina Siskos have in common? They both discovered that unconditional love is the way to joy.

Reflecting on Olive’s life
Sep 02 2010
It’s possible that you never knew that Olive Murdy lived. When she died this past July she had no “celebrity” obituary.

New York archbishop, cardinal recall generosity of Yankees late owner
Jul 14 2010
NEW YORK – New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan and his predecessor, Cardinal Edward M. Egan, mourned the death of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, recalling his kindness and generosity toward various charities, including Catholic agencies.

Priests bring different gifts
Jun 17 2010
In this Year of the Priest, I have written about various priests who have touched my life. How could I allow the year to end without remembering Monsignor Marty Schwalenberg and Father Jack Hooper?

Two Kennedy family members stand out among notables who died in 2009
Dec 27 2009
WASHINGTON – The deaths of two members of the Kennedy family two weeks apart in August stand out in a series of notable obituaries of Catholics who frequently made news headlines during their lives.

A Veterans Day thought
Nov 24 2009
The Baltimore Sun’s obituary paints a colorful picture of Christopher Coffland:

One man’s way to peace
Oct 08 2009
He was credited with having saved a billion lives in his lifetime.

Sister Mary Rosaria Baxter, R.G.S. dies
Aug 10 2009
A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Rosaria Baxter, a Sister of the Good Shepherd, was offered July 28 in Good Shepherd Center Chapel. Sister Mary Rosaria died July 23. She was 68.

Sister Doloretta Francis O’Sullivan dies
Jul 29 2009
A funeral Mass was offered July 23 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. for Franciscan Sister Doloretta Francis O’Sullivan. Sister Doloretta died July 19. She was 88.

Tired of the death and violence, city looking for answers
Jun 03 2009
Cathy McClain puts up a tough exterior. As a parishioner of St. Veronica in the oft-troubled Baltimore City neighborhood of Cherry Hill, she is active in trying to reach out to the youth of the parish.

Focus on the good
May 20 2009
Last month the headlines were filled with terrible stories of murders and suicides, of fathers killing their own families. The front pages of the newspaper always seem to have the bad news. That’s why I always turn to the good news in the back of the paper – the obituaries!

Story behind the photo: School Sister affected many in Baltimore
Nov 26 2008
Media outlets enjoy feedback – especially when it sheds light on a subject. In the Oct. 23 issue of The Catholic Review, a tribute to the School Sisters of Notre Dame included a photo of an unidentified member of the order. The day after publication, an e-mail arrived from Gerard A. Kreft, a parishioner of Church of the Annunciation in Rosedale.