About: DanaMatthews

Bio: Naturally curious and an advocate of social change. Lifelong theater goer. Lover of good books, good food, and good friends.

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Pope Francis to Consider Unprecedented Progressive Changes

Posted on: 02 Aug 2016

It seems as thought the Catholic church is again trying to become more progressive. CNN is reporting that Pope Francis has created a commission to research the possibility of female deacons in the Catholic church. The Vatican released a statement on Tuesday morning, stating that the decision came after “intense prayer and mature reflection.” The commission was first put on the table after Pope Francis had a meeting with a group of nuns on the 12th of May. While this is a bold and interesting move for the Catholic church, this…

Young Child Killed By Lightning Strike

Posted on: 02 Aug 2016

A tragic accident has resulted in the untimely death of a 5-year-old boy. CNN is reporting that a young boy was struck and killed by a lightning strike in North Carolina while his family was vacationing. The young boy is reported to have died from serious injuries at the local hospital in spite of medical professionals best efforts to save the child. The incident occurred around 4pm on Sunday afternoon at Carova Beach, NC. In the process of seeking shelter from the storm, the child was struck on the way…

Texas to Allow Guns on College Campuses. Safety or Self-Destruction?

Posted on: 01 Aug 2016

With the state nearing the anniversary of the devastating mass shooting that took place at the University of Texas clock tower, Business Insider is reporting that the state of Texas is going to begin allowing students who are licensed to carry their concealed weapons onto the campuses of public universities. This includes, but is not limited to, classrooms, residence halls, and other university buildings. By passing this law, Texas becomes one of a very select group of states that allows students to carry weapons on college campuses. Though the state…

Tragic Balloon Accident, the Investigation Continues

Posted on: 01 Aug 2016

More information has surfaced on the tragic balloon accident that took place in central Texas. NBC News is reporting that there is a strong possibility that the balloon hit a power line before the crash took place. As the investigation continues, Robert Sumwalt and other members of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have stated that it is not clear whether or not the fire that took place happened before or after the balloon hit the power line. While officials are continuing their search, people are now looking to incidents…