The prime minister, or taoiseach, of Ireland gave what some onlookers described as a "rousing speech" at Boston College despite fervent protests from pro-life students and others.
Enda Kenny, current prime minister of the Republic of Ireland, spoke to graduates at the Catholic academic institution even as some clergy refused to attend and one group garnered thousands of signatures protesting his invitation.
TFP Student Action, a project of the conservative Catholic group American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, gathered approximately 7,400 signatures within a week against Kenny's invitation to speak at Boston College's commencement event on Monday. more >>
A transgender student is contesting the decision of a Catholic high school in Albuquerque, N.M., to maintain its traditional graduation ceremony by having all female students wear white robes, and all male students wear black robes.
The school has determined that transgender student Damian Garcia, who was born a female but identifies with the male gender, must still wear a white robe at the upcoming graduation ceremony because his birth certificate identifies him as female.
The superintendent of St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque told local news station KRQE News 13 that the school's policy is to consult a student's birth certificate when issues regarding graduation wardrobe come up. more >>
Those supporting the continued ban on openly gay members in the Boy Scouts are gathering in over 50 locations throughout America Friday to express their concern, as the youth organization will vote next week on whether to lift the ban.
Friday's nationwide rallies, held at noon in several U.S. cities, were organized by OnMyHonor.net, an online coalition of parents, Boy Scouts, and Scout leaders in favor of maintaining current membership policies.
One rally in the Silver Spring Township of Pennsylvania reportedly attracted two dozen attendees and included speeches from an Eagle Scout, a scoutmaster and the mother of eagle scout who encouraged those in attendance to not "compromise their values" and encouraged their delegates attending the Boy Scouts national meeting in Texas next week to cast their vote against lifting the gay ban. more >>
It's no magic trick.
Harry Potter has nothing on Texas megachurch pastor Matt Carter who was recently caught on video doing an incredible one-handed catch of a flying quail that crossed his path.
The 25-second video of pastor Carter's quail-grabbing feat seemed to mimick the fictional J. K. Rowling character's catch of the coveted Golden Snitch in the 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' movie. more >>
Results of a new Food for the Hungry study conducted among Bolivian mothers suggest that holding the belief that God wants all children to live influences mothers to provide better nutrition for their children.
According to a release from Food for the Hungry, the study, completed in April 2013, shows that Bolivian mothers who believe that God wants all children to live are 15 times more likely to parent a well-nourished child.
"I would say that it's important to know what you believe and to realize that those beliefs can have a profound impact on what you do and not just how you treat others but what happens in your own life," said Dr. Tom Davis, Food for the Hungry's chief program officer, in an interview with The Christian Post on Wednesday. more >>
Adoption agencies receiving funding from the government that deny prospective foster and adoptive families the right to a child based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status could face penalties under a new federal bill being pushed by a group of U.S. lawmakers and gay activists.
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act which proposes to cut funding from any government dependent agency that rejects a prospective foster or adoptive family based on sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status was reintroduced in Washington last Tuesday. The bill is being sponsored by Democrats Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida is also behind it.
"This bill highlights why discrimination in any form is unreasonable in a civilized society. You do the math," said Lewis last Tuesday. "Our society has the chance to eradicate the foster care adoption problem entirely, if we pass this bill. The persistence of discriminatory policy robs us of that opportunity." more >>