- Feb 17, 2020
Catholic church leaders in Idaho say 15 priests and one deacon have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse since the 1950s.
Bishop Peter F. Christensen said he was “absolutely stunned” by the news of the arrest of Father W. Thomas Faucher on child pornography and drug charges.
Prosecutors say hundreds of child pornography images as well as marijuana, LSD and ecstasy were discovered in the home of a retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise.
A Catholic nun who ran an Idaho agency for the aging for almost 40 years is retiring, saying her philosophy for all that time was, “When you get inside of an elderly person, each one has a gift they have to give. It’s up to us to bring that out.”
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have expressly permitted the use of the Bible in public school instruction, calling the measure unconstitutional. “I have deep respect and appreciation for the Bible as religious doctrine as well as a piece of historic