February 24, 2011

U.S. bishops criticize Obama administration’s decision on marriage law

WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops’ Office of General Counsel said the Obama administration’s decision to no longer support the Defense of Marriage Act in legal challenges ahead “represents an abdication” of its “constitutional obligation to ensure that laws of the United States are faithfully executed.”
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No free time in retirement

Charlestown residents are on the go! In May of 2000, I interviewed the now deceased Father Bernard S. Bak about his role as a retired priest in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. “Retired? You mean re-hired!” quipped the then 78-year-old priest. The clergyman’s point was that even in retirement, he was as busy as ever, celebrating...
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What’s in a headline? 15 million reasons to get it right

One of the underappreciated jobs for those of us in the news business is writing headlines. Sometimes it’s fun, as when we get to write clever little puns, such as “Love and Loyola go hand in hand,” over a story about Loyola University alums renewing their marriage vows; it accompanied a photo of couples holding...
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