January 23, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI visited Rome?s Central Synagogue on Sunday, but his visit was not without controversy. Benedict is being criticized for his moves to push World War II Pope Pius XII toward sainthood. According to an AP story published last week, some Jews and historians have accused Pius of ?not doing enough to stop the Holocaust.? Given what you may know about Pius XII, do you believe the criticism Benedict faces is justified? ? As we try to evaluate people?s conduct during a horrible situation like the Holocaust, it?
September 18, 2004
Richard Daniel Thompson, the son of Richard J. and Irma A. Thompson of La Crescenta, received the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 303 of the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America. For his Eagle Scout project, Richard renovated the playground for Catholic Charities Glendale Community Center. He led a group of Scouts and parents in trimming trees, replanting grass and repairing the sprinkler system. He also hauled away unusable items to the dump and built four benches for outdoor seating.