So by November, when nearly 200 Catholic leaders — including Spokane's bishop, Thomas Daly, and his predecessor, Blase Cupich — gathered for the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the pressure to directly address the scandals was intense.,But to conservative and traditionalist Catholics, Cupich is a villain, and it's Bishop Daly — who recently told abortion-defending politicians they shouldn't take Communion — who represents what the church should be.,He recalls a nun telling him that some in the Catholic Church may be fearful of gay people, but here, in the Spokane diocese, he didn't have to worry.,Yes, the Catholic Church was opposed to abortion in all circumstances, but in this "toxic and polarizing" political environment, Cupich argued that decisions were made around the "kitchen table" rather than outside of clinics.,Sporting a Martin Sheen haircut and a pectoral cross hanging from his neck, Bishop Thomas Daly speaks with a pressing enthusiasm as he flits between pop culture jokes, impassioned laments on the state of the church, and miniature dissertations on Catholic history.

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis will play the rest of the season as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans afterall.,The ensuing weeks saw the superstar Davis’ relationship with the team that drafted him No. 1 overall, his relationship and desire to play alongside LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, and Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps handling of the situation dominate regional and national headlines.,“Anthony Davis will play the remainder of the 2018-19 season for the New Orleans Pelicans,” Demps wrote in a statement.,Ultimately, Anthony made it clear to us that he wants to play and he gives our team the best opportunity to win games.,Davis is a three-time All-NBA First Team selection, has been named to the All-Defensive Team three times, selected as an All-Star six times and is a yearly candidate for league MVP.

On January 12, investigators say the body of 65-year-old Michael Redlick was discovered inside the Winter Park home that he shared with his wife, 45-year-old Danielle Justin Redlick.,On the same day that the investigation into Michael Redlick's death had begun, police learned that Danielle Redlick violated a probation rquirement that she abstain from alcohol.,According to a police report, Danielle Redlick first told authorities that her husband may have had a fatal heart attack, but she later told them he had stabbed himself.,Police say she also admitted that she and her husband were the only two people at their home at the reported time of her husband's death.,Court records show that Danielle Redlick filed for divorce from her husband last March, but she later withdrew and they never got divorced.

The Rams have broken hearts and left behind bitter fans in two different cities — in St. Louis, where the team spent 21 years, won a Super Bowl and then split town in a nasty divorce, and in Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest city and team’s home from 1946 to 1995, where the Rams built and lost a fan base before returning three seasons ago.,A win over the Saints on Sunday and the prospect of a football championship for Los Angeles could bring Rams fever to a boil and carve out a place for the team in the city’s crowded sports scene.,The Rams didn’t have to work quite as hard to build loyalty in St. Louis, where football-starved fans snatched up tickets early in 1995 and were rewarded four seasons later when an unknown backup quarterback named Kurt Warner and tailback Marshall Faulk turned their offense into the so-called “Greatest Show on Turf” and won a dramatic Super Bowl championship in 1999.,A couple of weeks ago, Saints coach Sean Payton hauled in the Lombardi trophy and a big stack of greenbacks to show his team what was at stake…

Tony Hernandez, a third-generation Rams fan from east of Los Angeles, said half of his uncles and many of his friends gave up on the Rams after they moved away.,Hernandez said he briefly quit watching the team during the 1995 season in protest of the move, but soon was back to watching every game and even flying to St. Louis to cheer in person. read more

Former NFL star Anthony Miller, 53, met Sanchez at the 1996 Super Bowl when he was playing for the Denver Broncos and she was a rising star TV reporter.,A longtime friend of Sanchez on Monday told DailyMail.com of how the married TV anchor set her sights on Jeff Bezos after she and her talent agent husband Patrick Whitesell became friends with the billionaire several years ago in Seattle.,After meeting Bezos and MacKenzie socially several years ago, Sanchez told a friend: 'Now that's the kind of guy I need,' the close friend claimed.,News of Bezos's and Sanchez's relationship would break just days later, along with reports of an eight-month affair involving steamy texts, nude photo exchanges, private jet rendezvous, intimate dinners and sleepovers at each other's marital homes.,According to Page Six, Sanchez sent a friend a photograph of Bezos's genitalia which he had sent her along with other messages which included him telling her he loved her and that he wanted to 'breathe her in'.

On Aug. 20, 2005, a crowd of A-listers — including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jessica Alba — watched as Lauren Sanchez, an “Extra” correspondent, sashayed down the aisle to tie the knot with their Hollywood mega-agent Patrick Whitesell.,Finally caught out, Sanchez and Bezos are in the relationship for keeps, said the source familiar with the affair.,Bezos made a play for Sanchez at a 2016 holiday party that he threw with Matt Damon to celebrate “Manchester by the Sea,” said the source familiar with the affair.,Patrick Whitesell, Lauren Sanchez and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, 2016.,In November 2018, Bezos and Sanchez told their spouses about their affair and were seen “making out like teenagers” at Hollywood power spot Felix in Venice, Calif., Page Six reported.

Larry Langford, who scratched his way out of the poverty and violence of a Birmingham housing project to become a charismatic politician who won the highest elective offices in Birmingham and Jefferson County only to lose it all when convicted of public corruption, is dead.,In October of 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrongdoing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.,Yet, that self-declaration of honesty beaten into Langford as a boy flies in the face of the description of the man that a federal jury found accepted almost a quarter of a million dollars in cash and luxury items in exchange for using his office to guide millions of dollars in Jefferson County bond business to old friends.,Larry Langford found guilty on all 60 counts The irony of Langford’s life is, that for a man who reached the heights of politics in Alabama’s largest city and county, his fall fulfilled his greatest fear as a kid growing up in the projects.,In October 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrong doing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.

Instead of demanding that gay bakers make hateful cakes (which he never sees the rhetorical problem with), he says that it would be rhetorically more productive to ask them to cater conferences for the anti-same-sex marriage position.,This was the law broken in the 2012 Masterpiece Cakeshop case in which a Christian baker refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.,On the other hand, a baker breaks no law when refusing to cater a National Organization of Marriage conference against same-sex marriage or a Westboro (“God Hates Fags”) Baptist Church picnic.,Thirty years from now, the predominant Christian message on this subject will celebrate Christian leaders who took the tough stand to embrace homosexuals and accept same-sex marriage.,The point here seems to be that Christians can’t forget the biblical reasons to reject same-sex marriage.