News

Catholics Told Not To Donate To ALS Association

Catholics Told Not To Donate To ALS Association

Photo: WINA

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is asking parishes and schools that participate in the ice bucket challenge not to send money to the ALS Association. The diocese says it’s fine to send donations to other organizations that combat Lou Gehrig’s disease. It draws the line at the ALS Association because it uses embryonic stem cells for research. The Catholic Church compares the use of embryonic stem cells to abortion, which it says violates the sanctity of human life.

Latest Stories

in Weird

Stoners find love on weed-themed dating sites

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

New websites cater exclusively to smokers or, at the very least, the “cannabis friendly."

in Music

Gene Simmons’ son following in dad’s rock footsteps

simmons

Nick Simmons, 25, is starting his own rock band.

in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

angels

Here is a look at the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Sept. 18.