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The Gilbert Police Department has arrested a Junior ROTC instructor at Highland High School accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
PHOENIX — A judge on Thursday rejected a bid by an aide to Attorney General Tom Horne to have the limits on donations to candidates declared unconstitutional.
Prolific documentary-maker Alex Gibney delivers a gripping account of the wins and losses of hard-charging idealism on the front lines of the information wars in "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." Exhaustively researched and balanced in its view of the controversial key player, the film slips in ahead of DreamWorks' dramatic take on the exploits of Julian Assange, "The Fifth Estate," which is currently shooting.
Let’s get my views of the gay and lesbian community out of the way first, to clear the runway for the topic of gays and the Boy Scout program. Yes, some of my “best friends and relatives are gay.” They are lovely people. But, I cannot support gay marriage, yet passionately support civil unions and government benefits that go with.
It is disappointing to see that the Diocese of Phoenix is dragging their feet on the Rev. Spaulding case. The fact that their own investigation deemed the accusations against him credible should be more than enough to immediately remove him from the priesthood. Instead, the Diocese and the Vatican are churning out miles of red tape. Why? To prolong the investigation as long as possible so that they can quietly remove him and hope that people will have forgotten about it by the time they complete their "trial?" While we cannot know for sure, it certainly seems like the Diocese is taking as long a road as possible in this case.
The case of an East Valley priest accused of molesting teenage boys is now being reviewed by a Vatican-based board in Rome which will ultimately decide whether to remove him from the priesthood.
"The founders of Build Better than a Border Fence recently lamented that it would cost $21 million just for the warning signs on Herman Cain's proposed electric border fence. I know how to reduce the cost: Remove the warning signs!"
Over the years I have tried to avoid writing about two subjects, the trials and tribulations of the Catholic Church and the almost irrationally emotional issue of abortion. I see no percentage as a protestant in attacking the roots of another’s faith even though the actions of some of its clergy and those overseeing the policies that caused them were almost inconceivable. As for abortion, I strongly believe every woman must make her own decision.
Jay Ambrose: You always thought the Spanish Inquisition was a thing of the past? Well, hang onto your seats because here comes the atheist 21st century version with Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens leading the cheers for Pope Benedict XVI to be tied to a stake for crimes against humanity as British officials light the fire.
David Yount: "Out of sight, out of mind" is not a wise personnel policy when practiced by bishops. The church may have brought its problems on itself by the way it handles its priests.
UNITED NATIONS - Alone among major Western nations, the United States has refused to sign a declaration presented Thursday at the United Nations calling for worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality.
The fact that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson's famous friendship recovered from the acrimonious presidential campaigns of 1796 and 1800 is a monument to 18th-century detachment and the mysterious power of genuine human fellowship.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Facebook, the world's second-largest social networking Web site, is adding more than 40 new safeguards to protect young users from sexual predators and cyberbullies, attorneys general from several states said Thursday.
LYON, France - Interpol launched a worldwide appeal to the public Tuesday to help identify a man suspected of sexually abusing young boys from Southeast Asia — hoping the rare move will lead to a quick arrest.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday he was "deeply ashamed" of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church and will work to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood, addressing the toughest issue facing the American church as he began his first papal trip to the United States.
Those who lie about their ages online while attempting to lure children into sexual acts would get up to 15 years in prison if a state lawmaker has his way. It’s the second straight year Rep. Bob Robson, R-Chandler, the House speaker pro tempore, has taken on those preying on children via the Internet.
FORT WORTH, Texas - From a sculpture of a pigtailed girl with four eyes to a photograph of a self-conscious teenager on the beach, works in the "Pretty Baby" art exhibit demonstrate that childhood can be anything but simple.
“Thanks to the Tribune for clarifying that Proposition 204 is about pigs. But I don’t think we’re talking about the animal variety.”
Traditionally, television graciously ceded its bid for consumer attention during the summer by running nothing but repeats. This gave entertainment like films, literature, family activities and recreational sports a chance to shine. But TV has gotten a little selfish recently.
Traditionally, television graciously ceded its bid for consumer attention during the summer by running nothing but repeats. This gave entertainment like films, literature, family activities and recreational sports a chance to shine.
The Rev. Leonard Walker never intended his sexuality to be newspaper fodder.
BOUQUET to Donna Henry, a teacher at Chandler’s Shumway Elementary School, for being honored by President Bush last week with the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Pope John Paul II’s impact on the Diocese of Phoenix will continue long after his death, many Valley Catholics agree, even as they see lingering issues that his successor will need to address.
January 11, 2005
A 51-year-old Mesa man was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday for trying to arrange sex with underage Mexican girls through the Internet.