On this Palm Sunday, there were many blessings for Baltimore. A collection of churches gathered at City Hall to pray for the city at the start of Holy Week.
The battle over public prayer takes center stage in Carroll County, where a federal lawsuit is slamming the brakes on certain types of prayers at county commission meetings.
A national humanist group is asking a federal judge in Baltimore to hold the elected leaders of a rural Maryland county in contempt and fine them $30,000 for violating his order barring them from opening meetings with sectarian prayers.
Two Carroll County residents are suing to stop prayers to Jesus Christ before meetings of the Board of Commissioners.