A Roman Catholic Church Archdiocese located in Minnesota has announced that it will release a list of priests who have serious allegations of sexual abuse later this month.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis made the announcement Monday in the form of an open letter by Archbishop Rev. John Nienstedt. James Accurso, media and external relations manager with the Archdiocese, provided The Christian Post with a copy of the open letter. "Further, to demonstrate our commitment to the safety of minors and transparency, we will be disclosing information about priests who are known by us to have Charter violations," wrote Nienstedt.
"…the Archdiocese will be disclosing the names, locations and status of priests who are currently living in the Archdiocese, and who we know have substantiated claims against them of committing sexual abuse against minors. All of these men have been removed from ministry." more >>
The son of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), is confirmed dead after a plane crash near Owasso, Okla., on Sunday. The National Transportation and Safety Board held a news conference late Monday confirming that Dr. Perry Inhofe, 52, an orthopedic surgeon from Tulsa, was the sole person on the plane during the fatal crash.
The NTSB confirmed an earlier report by the Tulsa International Airport that Perry Inhofe, the pilot of the plane, issued a distress call around 3:30 p.m. Sunday asking for immediate assistance. The plane, which had left the Salina, Kan., airport for Tulsa, crashed around 4 p.m. in a heavily wooded area five miles north of the airport.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers had confirmed Sunday that the lone person on the plane died in the crash; and a source close to Sen. Inhofe told KOCO-TV that his son, who had been licensed as a pilot since 2009, was the sole person on board the aircraft. more >>
The article's headline was absolutely shocking: "Maryland Middle School Requires Children To Cross Dress For 'LGBTQ Appreciation Day'," and not surprisingly, the article quickly went viral.
The good news is that it was a hoax.
The bad news is that it was so close to reality, most readers took it seriously, and it was only after I read a few paragraphs into the article that I realized it wasn't true. This is a case of fiction being frighteningly close to the truth. more >>
A group that opposes a recent piece of California legislation mandating co-ed bathroom facilities for public schools has gathered over 620,000 signatures for a ballot initiative against the new law.
Privacy For All Students (PFAS), a grassroots organization founded in 2011, announced Sunday that they hit the 620,000 signature mark, which is well above the minimum needed for an initiative to get on the ballot.
Karen England, member of the PFAS coalition's executive committee, said in a statement that she believed the number might be the largest amount of signatories garnered for any California ballot initiative. more >>
A Kentucky-based Baptist charity that has dealt with legal troubles over its firing of an openly homosexual employee has voted to maintain its employment standards.
Sunrise Children's Service, formerly called Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, voted down a proposal on Friday that was supported by their president to allow hiring of openly gay individuals.
A Hawaiian lesbian legislator has garnered national headlines last week for her decision to vote against a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the last state to join the Union.
Representative Jo Jordan is reportedly the first openly gay lawmaker in the United States to vote against a proposed legislation legalizing gay marriage.
Jordan's chief reason for opposing the legislation, Senate Bill 1, was that she believed the measure did not adequately protect religious liberty, as she explained in an interview with local media. more >>