- Sep 20, 2020
Crisis pregnancy centers in northern Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit saying their employees’ freedom of speech and religious rights will be violated by a new provision requiring them to provide women with information about abortion services.
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled against the money source for the state’s school voucher program — which has been on hold since the winter, and never disbursed funds to families as it intended — but upheld some of the major tenets underlying the concept.
A 79-year-old man who once supervised altar boys as a layman at a Catholic church in Boston has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually abused a young boy decades ago, after being arraigned on two counts of child rape and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14.
Catholic leaders are launching a campaign that will urge voters to retain Nebraska’s repeal of the death penalty in the November general election. The Nebraska Catholic Conference announced a series of steps Thursday that church leaders will take to speak to the state’s 375,000 Catholics.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker who says he was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic priest says he’ll continue fighting for the state to lift its statute of limitations for abuse-related lawsuits, despite the measure’s rejection in the Senate as Pennsylvania’s session winds down.
As the Syrian government and its Russian allies unleash a major assault on Aleppo, Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the fresh violence, expressing “deep pain and strong worry for what’s happening” and saying he’s united in suffering through prayer and spiritual closeness” with Aleppo’s people.