No mention of clergy sex abuse scandal at rally celebrating 'Year of the Priest'
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI strongly defended celibacy for priests as a sign of faith in an increasingly secular world Thursday, insisting on a church tradition that has increasingly come under scrutiny amid the clerical sex abuse scandal.
Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere was a unanimous selection for Offensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons as the Big Sky announced its 2021 football players of the year and all-conference teams on Tuesday, as selected by the league's head football coaches.
Halloween has become all the rage. Beyond the $6 billion in candy sales it's obvious from the growing number of houses in American neighborhoods sporting orange and black. Yet if we hold true to its origins this is neither gore fest nor mere harvest party. Hallowe'en was intended to be about life's transitions both earthly and divine, the mysterious cycles of its disappearance and reemergence.