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  • Belfast power-sharing in crisis as Sinn Fein leader to quit

    Belfast power-sharing in crisis as Sinn Fein leader to quit

    Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said, “if the DUP think in the aftermath of an election they’re going to step back into ministerial positions short of resolving the critical issues, then they’re living in a fool’s paradise,” giving little chance for future power-sharing.

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  • Judge okays lawsuit against Legion of Christ

    Judge okays lawsuit against Legion of Christ

    In one of several legal battles facing the Catholic order Legion of Christ in the U.S. stemming from the fallout of a sexual abuse scandal involving the order’s founder, the late Father Marcial Maciel, a Rhode Island lawsuit is moving forward alleging the order interfered with an inheritance a pro-life group should have received from a wealthy widow.

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  • Transgender man says surgery denied at Catholic hospital

    Transgender man says surgery denied at Catholic hospital

    Jionni Conforti has sued St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., after he said it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy procedure he said was medically necessary as part of his gender transition. Conforti had scheduled the surgery in 2015, but he alleges in the federal lawsuit that a hospital administrator then told him the procedure to remove the uterus he was born with couldn’t be done because it was a “Catholic hospital.”

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