Pope’s Summit On Sexual Abuse In The Church Acknowledges The Problem But Is Short On Solutions

The first Vatican summit on sexual abuse confirmed that misconduct happens within the Catholic Church and has for decades.  After international pressure, the conference was intended to make steps toward resolving wide-spread abuse among its clergy. Catholic priests and bishops are facing criminal trials across the globe. Currently, 17 states in the U.S. have continued investigations into pedophile priests. But no resolution to this cultural problem within the church has been clearly defined. The Pennsylvania…

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Thousands of People are Injured or Killed Each Year Because of Fatigued Truck Drivers

Each year, over 200,000 accidents occur between large trucks and automobiles killing approximately 4,000 people and severely injuring thousands more.  Most collisions occur during good weather conditions on straight roadways.  A large number of accidents are due to sleep-deprived truck drivers.  Despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration setting industry regulations which limit the number of consecutive hours a trucker can drive, drivers are still often overly fatigued due to long hours on the road….

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Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow: How to Avoid The Dangers of Distracted Driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in the United States each day as a result of distracted driving. The increased popularity of cell phone use in recent years has drivers paying less attention to the road and more attention to phone calls, text messages, and social media apps. Despite 15 states banning hand-held cell phone use and 47 states banning…

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Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Update in Maryland

Accounts of predatory priests and childhood sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church have hurt many populations and continue to affect those in the mid-Atlantic region.  In August 2018, a 1,000-page grand jury report issued after a two-year investigation revealed sexual abuse of children across dioceses in Pennsylvania, and cover-ups from the Vatican. Encouraged by the grand jury report, other states have begun similar reviews of church conduct in their dioceses. In Maryland, progress has…

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