- Dec 14, 2019
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which left 13 known dead and more than 1 million without power two days after it ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm, is moving from prayer to action.
Georgia lawmakers are considering waiving the statutes of limitations on civil lawsuits claiming sexual abuse of young people against nonprofits and businesses, but not government agencies or public schools.
Through the Adopt-A-Cop ministry, the community of Brookhaven, Georgia, has learned much about those who protect them and the stress of the daily work. Officers are receiving so many cards that the city manager wants to make a book compiling them. It helps officers remember, “This is why you were called to wear this uniform,” he said.
Three female ambassadors from different parts of the world and of different religious beliefs all agree that the Vatican is a pretty cozy place for women diplomats, but they also concur that when it comes to the role of women in the decision making process inside the Church, there’s still a long way to go.
Father Georgi Mamaladze, a high-profile priest in Georgia, was arrested at the Tbilisi airport on Friday with cyanide in his suitcase. Prosecutors believe he was plotting to poison a senior cleric, possibly Patriarch Ilia, head of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Two Georgia bishops and one from Florida have appealed to drop the death penalty in the case of a man convicted of killing a 71-year-old priest, saying that “no human life loses it dignity” and noting the priest had specifically signed a request that death not be imposed should he be murdered.