"Law & Order: SVU" said farewell to John Munch (Richard Belzer) on the Wednesday, Oct. 16 episode. The character is retiring and going off to work as an investigator with the district attorney’s office, so we haven’t seen the last of him.
Pope Francis: Gays, Abortion Too Much Of Catholic Church's Obsession
Pope Francis faulted the Roman Catholic church for focusing too much on gays, abortion and contraception, saying the church has become “obsessed” with those issues to the detriment of its larger mission to be “home for all,” according to anextensive new interview published Thursday.
The church can share its views on homosexuality, abortion and other issues, but should not “interfere spiritually” with the lives of gays and lesbians, the pope added in the interview, which was published in La Civilta Cattolica, a Rome-based Jesuit journal.
“We have to find a new balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel,” Francis said in the interview.
School felt like anything but a place to learn. It was part fashion show, part war zone and part drug turf. And the way the school tried to respond made it feel like a prison. Police officers roamed the building checking for gang recruiting, gang activity and drug dealing.
Every morning in school, some kids would gather to make fun of people’s clothes. So I made it my business to stay up-to-date with my gear and to never look like a bum. But there were times I didn’t go to school because I felt like I didn’t have the right clothes.
Don’t live in the muddy waters of ‘I’m doing okay.’ It’s one of the most dangerous places I think we can ever be.
This week, don’t cheat yourself. Don’t opt out of being honest for being comfortable. Get open. Look inside. Reflect.
True change will never come through clever marketing, social media strategies or hashtags; but rather through our humanity. Through our ability to hold on to hope and cultivate community. Through love. Through accountability. Through being honest.
So this week, don’t worry about whether National Suicide Prevention Week gets trending on Twitter. It isn’t important.
Over the past year, our teen writers have been sharing thoughtful, personal blogs about what navigating senior year is actually like, which was often totally different from what school advisors, movies or guidebooks told them to expect.
Read 15 of our favorite pieces of advice from HuffPost Teen bloggers, and keep in mind the one lesson ALL our bloggers learned: There’s no such thing as the perfect high school experience. So, stop putting so much pressure on yourself. You got this.
“Here is the deal: Celebrities are normal people… just with a lot more Twitter followers. They have feelings, go to the bathroom, fall in love, have bad hair days, expel gas, etc. By putting celebrities on these pedestals that they, mere humans, cannot live up to, we end up knocking them down.”—Our new blogger Morgan sounds off on our insane celeb culture. Click here to read her full post: "Put Harry Styles Down, You’ll Break Him!" (via huffpostteen)