Jonathan M. Pitts, The Baltimore Sun

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Ellicott City, MD, United States

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Past articles by Jonathan:

Maryland Episcopal priest and Marine veteran elected bishop of military, prison and hospital chaplains

The Rev. Ann Ritonia, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, has been elected a "bishop suffragan" of the Episcopal church. Ritonia, who served in the Marines, will run a diocese that oversees military and prison chaplains. → Read More

Bill introduced to change Maryland 2024 primary to avoid Passover

Primary dates are specified in Maryland law, which currently calls for the event to fall on the last Tuesday of April in a presidential election year. In 2024, that's the first day of the Jewish holiday of Passover. → Read More

Mayor Brandon Scott, County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. seek to move 2024 primary from Passover

The Democratic and Republican primaries for local, state and federal offices are slated to take place April 23, 2024, in Maryland, the first full day of the Jewish holiday of Passover. → Read More

Southern Baptists oust Baltimore church with female pastor

The nationwide Southern Baptist Convention has ousted a Baltimore congregation, St. Timothy's Christian Baptist Church, and three other churches from its ranks due to the fact they have female pastors, placing them out of alignment with the SBC's statement of faith. → Read More

‘It’s long past time’: Empowerment Temple pastor to walk to D.C. on Presidents Day for reparations

Rev. Robert Turner of Empowerment Temple will walk 40 miles from Baltimore to the White House on Presidents Day to advocate for reparations for slavery. → Read More

At Gov.-elect Wes Moore’s last Baltimore church service before inauguration, hugs of encouragement, prayers of hope

At Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore, congregants hug, salute and pray for fellow member Wes Moore in his final service before becoming governor of Maryland. → Read More

‘Keepers’ survivors file court motion to seek full release of Maryland AG report on Catholic Church abuse

Survivors featured in "The Keepers" series have filed a motion in Baltimore Circuit Court, seeking the full release of the Maryland attorney general's report on Catholic Church abuse. → Read More

Two people killed, three injured in separate weekend shootings in Baltimore

Two men were killed in separate shootings in Southwest Baltimore on Saturday night, Baltimore Police said. → Read More

Steady growth: Maryland woman spearheads fight to preserve America’s old-growth forests

Joan Maloof of the Eastern Shore is pushing for the preservation and protection of America's old-growth forests, which serve as filters for air and water, function as storehouses of genetic information, and represent living remnants of eons gone by. → Read More

New book challenges old ‘myths’ about Maryland’s role in the Civil War

A new book edited by Baltimore historians challenges old notions about Maryland's role in the Civil War. → Read More

U.S. bishops to seek ‘middle way’ on Holy Communion at annual conference in Baltimore

The meaning of Holy Communion will be on the agenda as the U.S. Catholic bishops hold their annual conference in Baltimore. → Read More

Two killed, two injured in weekend shootings in Baltimore

Two men were killed and one was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries in three separate shootings in Baltimore City Friday night. → Read More

Man fatally shot at Timonium bowling alley

Baltimore County police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place at Bowlero in Timonium Friday night. → Read More

Ousted Empowerment Temple pastor faced business lawsuit, ‘pattern of complaints’ for firm before and during time at Baltimore church

George J. Barnes II, recently ousted as pastor of the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, had serious problems with his "multimillion-dollar" business before and after he was hired in 2019. → Read More

Hundred-car caravan through Baltimore celebrates King legacy, Black lives, with honking, signs

The Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, a group of 33 churches, synagogues and social justice groups, lead a 100-car caravan through Baltimore in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black lives. → Read More

What Maryland leaders are saying about Joe Biden becoming the 46th president of the United States

Former VP Joe Biden declared winner of Presidential election; Maryland political leaders react. → Read More

Anti-abortion demonstrators paint ’Black Preborn Lives Matter’ outside Baltimore Planned Parenthood

Students for Life of America said it joined with The Frederick Douglass Foundation to organize the painting. T → Read More

Headlines told of a baby found in 1934 near Baltimore’s Penn Station. New DNA tests offer an answer to the mystery.

When Vic Svec took a DNA test, the results filled in the blanks of a Baltimore mystery about an abandoned baby that made the front page of The Evening Sun in 1934. → Read More

A county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore quietly takes down a Confederate memorial, after years of rejecting the idea

A sign to a "uniquely despicable" Confederate general is removed from the grounds of the Wicomico County Courthouse in Salisbury after a three-year grassroots campaign. → Read More

Police investigate shooting involving 11-year-old in Windsor Mill

Baltimore County police have confirmed the shooting of an 11-year-old boy in Windsor Mill. → Read More