M. Griffith Investment Services
August 31, 2018

Catholic Church in Australia says secrecy of confessionals is inviolable, even for abuse cases

Artem Vorobiev/Getty Images(SYDNEY) -- The Catholic Church in Australia has agreed to almost all of the recommendations of Australia's Royal Commission on child sex abuse, with one big exception: breaking the seal of confession. The commission had recommended that priests, like doctors, be required to report any allegation of child molestation -- even setting aside the confidentiality of the confessional in such cases. The Church said it's unwilling to agree to this, because it means c..
August 30, 2018

Pinkfong is K-pop for the next generation

Pinkfong via Facebook(SEOUL) -- An animated cartoon fox named Pinkfong is taking the children’s music industry by storm. The magenta-colored character first took-off with a viral song called “Baby Shark,” which recently surpassed 1.6 billion hits on YouTube, and topped the children’s music chart on iTunes. “It is so catchy, it has such a hook, so addictive that it is literally crack for kids,” Teddy Zee, a Hollywood producer and media and tech consultant based in Los Angeles told ABC News. “It c..
August 30, 2018

NASA: Small leak discovered on Russian side of International Space Station

NASA(MOSCOW) -- A small pressure leak was discovered on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Flight controllers at mission control centers in Houston and Moscow began seeing signs of the leak Wednesday night when the six-member crew aboard the orbital outpost were asleep. Flight controllers monitored the situation until the crew awakened at their normal time Thursday morning "since they were in no danger," NASA said in a media release. Crew members then conducted "extensive checks..
August 30, 2018

US weighs ‘genocide’ designation for Rohingya crisis

Paula Bronstein/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Three days after the United Nations released its report saying Myanmar's military had "genocidal intent" in its massacre last year of the Rohingya, the U.S. is still weighing whether to use the same term to characterize the slaughter that drove over 700,000 refugees from their homes and across the border into Bangladesh. It's an important designation that has sparked an internal battle in the Trump administration about how to proceed and what..