Katelyn’s Candor

A rejuvenated church

Pope Francis has received a great amount of praise since his appointment for promising to tackle the issue of sex abuse within the Catholic Church.   Less than one month after being elected to the papacy, he demanded that the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith “act decisively as far as cases of sexual abuse…

Fixing a broken system

  As many of us in Northeast Ohio know, T.J. Lane escaped from prison for approximately six hours on Thursday, Sept. 11. Lane was sentenced to three life sentences in 2013 after murdering three high school students in a school shooting.   Personally, it gave me cause to make sure all of my doors and…

Choosing reason over panic

  Several weeks ago, I was perusing my Facebook feed and saw one of my friends had posted a status regarding the recent Ebola outbreak. He stated the American government made a thoughtless decision to allow Ebola survivors Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol back into the United States and if the outbreak continues, the…

Underpaid? I think not.

  Last week, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) told reporters from CQ Roll Call, “Members of Congress are underpaid,” saying the $174,000 salary does not afford congressmen to live comfortably in Washington, D.C.   President Obama implemented a salary freeze for congressmen earning more than $100,000 in 2009 near the end of the Great Recession. At…

Importance of Accuracy

    In the last two years of preparing to be the World News Editor of The Carroll News,  I have spent a lot of time contemplating the power and sanctity of the press. I believe in the glory of the printed word. Unlike the spoken word, there is a sense of preservation and permanency…