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It’s been a good month for the much-maligned, often misunderstood principle of church-state separation. A whopping 67 percent of the American people agree that the First Amendment “requires a clear separation of church and state,”...
Edwin F. O'Brien, the former archbishop of Baltimore, and his colleagues from Washington and Delaware sent a 16-page statement to parishes arguing that allowing same-sex marriage would violate religious freedom. The call for Catholics to oppose gay...
This week Maryland's Catholic bishops, men of deeply help moral and theological convictions, issued a call to their parishioners and to the public to protect freedom of religion in Maryland ("Bishops assail same-sex marriage," Nov. 10). It is an...
In a directive worthy of the oxymoron "slavery is freedom," from George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm," the Roman Catholic Church in effect has said that "discrimination is religious liberty" ("Bishops assail same-sex marriage," Nov. 10). In their...
So Maryland's Roman Catholic bishops are claiming that same-sex marriage threatens "religious liberty" are they? ("Bishops assail same-sex marriage," Nov. 10.) From where I sit the attack on religious freedom comes from the Catholic Church with its...
In a recent statement by the Maryland Catholic Conference, the Catholic bishops of Maryland extolled the right of religious freedom ("U.S. Catholic bishops to meet in city this week," Nov. 14). I couldn't agree more. Yet I find it puzzling that these...
ReutersA federal judge has ruled that a Jewish inmate in a New York jail does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzoh and grape juice. Christopher Henry, who was charged with first-degree sodomy, claimed permanent trauma and malnourishment and...
Looks like the screaming was wrong. On both sides. A decade back, the religious right said secularists would sacrifice freedom of religion to a tyrannical, God-denying state. Meanwhile, secularists were warning that "fundamentalists" would seize power...
How do we love thee, oh small towns of Maryland? Let us count the ways. When earlier this year, a Budget Travel magazine poll named Lewisburg, W.Va., as "America's Coolest Small Town," it got us thinking: aren't Maryland's small towns worth bragging...
For better or for worse, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain likes to say out loud what others only whisper. A few weeks ago, for example, Cain mentioned what his rivals for the nomination dare not mention: Mitt Romney has a religion problem....
Tags: John F. Kennedy, Mitt Romney, Mormonism, Elections, Harry Reid
pix11.comRepublican candidate Bob Turner -- who's running for the 9th district Congressional seat vacated by former Rep. Anthony Weiner after his sexting scandal -- is defending his use of the burning Twin Towers in a campaign ad targeting Democratic rival,...
Tags: Elections, Health, Television, Islam, Howard Beach
As a Catholic, a 20-year member of the Virginia General Assembly, the author of Virginia's 2006 voter-approved one-man, one-woman Constitutional Marriage Amendment, and a graduate ofMaryland public schools, I take issue with Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
Tags: Elections, Minority Groups, Marriage, Judges, Government
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