Father Matt Schiffelbein, pictured in July 2009 at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, says it’s frustrating to be a new priest and to battle perceptions of the Catholic Church as the sexual abuse scandal unfolds. He says his role in the church is to be a good shepherd and to re-establish the public trust that has been eroded. New priests are now required to undergo training on issues relating to abuse and how to spot it.
Luther Fuller, 10, displays a Perkins Brailler, a machine he’ll use Saturday as he competes in the National Braille Challenge.
An Amish girl roller blades with her groceries Wednesday along a road in Middlefield, Ohio.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Gen. David Petraeus, announces Wednesday in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington that Petraeus would replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top commander in Afghanistan.
World Cup watchers Ron Zahorik, painted face, Lawrence, jumps up and down with friend and Lawrence resident Jonathan Roper as the Red Lyon Tavern erupts following U.S. player Landon Donovan's goal in the ninety-second minute against Algeria, Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Donovan's goal helped to advance the U.S. to the next round.
Greenpeace members protest Monday against whaling on the Spanish Steps in Rome, where they placed a 45-foot inflatable rubber whale. The banner in the background reads: “Le balene non sono in vendita” (Whales are not for sale).
Kansas University basketball players Cole Aldrich, left, and Xavier Henry got a true feel for the size of New York on Wednesday, as they were shuffled around from place to place to fulfill all of the commitments that go along with being an NBA Draft pick. Aldrich and Henry will learn their NBA fates tonight at Madison Square Garden.
After scoring the winning goal, U.S. soccer player Landon Donovan, front left, celebrates with team members Clint Dempsey, back left, and Edson Buddle, front right. The U.S. beat Algeria, 1-0, in its World Cup Group C soccer match on Wednesday in Pretoria, South Africa, to advance to the second round.
John Isner of the U.S., left, smiles at Nicolas Mahut of France as he lies on the court on Wednesday at Wimbledon.
BP Director of Claims Darryl Willis, at left, talks Tuesday with Harvey Cobb of Grand Bay, Ala., about his frustrations with claims outside the BP Claims Center in Bayou La Batre, Ala. Willis encouraged all who may have a claim to submit it at one of the firm’s claim centers.