In a statement released April 6, Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley condemned the bills, calling them "threatening to human life and dignity."
The bishops from Illinois' six dioceses March 28 made a decisive stand against state legislators' efforts to remove all abortion restrictions in the state, as well as the right of physicians to object to the practice.
The state of Mississippi has become the latest state to enact a "heartbeat bill" which would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected. Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill on March 21, admitting that he did so, "even under threat of legal action" by those who opposed the measure.
Through a plan called "Education Freedom Scholarships," being promoted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, $5 billion would be offered in federal tax credits for voluntary donations to state-based scholarship programs. According to some analysts, this measure can be an opportunity for families (who otherwise couldn't afford it) to send their children to religious schools. Others view it as undermining public education.
Sister Markham's experience, and her heart, changed when she and her convent took in a young Romanian couple in the '90s that was fleeing persecution in their homeland.
By next year, Jewish people everywhere will know what World War II-era Pope Pius XII did -- and didn't -- do to save Jewish lives during the worst ethnic cleansing in human history.
During a meeting of the 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church held on Feb. 23-26, delegates voted 438-384 to approve the "Traditional Plan," which states that homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity.
As legislators in multiple states push hard to expand access to abortion, claiming that doing so will give women the control they need over their lives, some Kentucky lawmakers are taking a different tack.