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Faced With an Ongoing Sexual-Abuse Crisis, What Are Catholic Parents to Do?

“I think it’s different for parents. We have to protect our children. That’s our No. 1 calling in life, and that comes before everything.”​ As it has been for decades, the Catholic Church is in the midst of a crisis, one whose long reach has traumatized thousands and left one of the world’s oldest institutions […]

U.S. City Declares Itself A ‘Sanctuary City For The Unborn’

Members of the Roswell, New Mexico City Council voted Thursday to make their jurisdiction a de facto “sanctuary city for the unborn.” “The City Council of Roswell, New Mexico passed a resolution Thursday declaring its jurisdiction to be in support of ‘fetal life,’ something local pro-life activists say makes Roswell a ‘sanctuary city for the […]

PA: Israel has no authority on Temple Mount

PA official in charge of Jerusalem affairs dismisses Israeli court’s decision ordering the closure of the Golden Gate on the Temple Mount. Adnan al-Husayni, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of Jerusalem affairs, on Sunday described the Israeli court’s decision ordering the closure of the Golden Gate on the Temple Mount “void, invalid and […]

Mormon President and Pope Francis meet for the first time, after decades of hidden diplomacy

The two leaders met for 33 minutes at the Vatican and exchanged gifts, the day before Russell M. Nelson was due to dedicate the first Mormon temple in Rome The head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with a pope for the first time on Saturday, an event that reportedly followed […]

Manual on International Space Law

Law professionals from around the world may have met on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to start designing a new law manual, but their discussion left Earth as they considered war and life in space. The UNL College of Law, along with one British and two Australian institutions, leads the creation of the Woomera Manual […]

Jordan’s King Abdullah Meets Pence, Discusses Peace Plan

Amman officials have said in the past they would only support a peace plan that includes creation of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital Jordanian King Abdullah met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Monday, as the Trump administration continues preparations for the release of its Middle East peace plan. Abdullah is […]

Kentucky counties prepare for launch of new driver’s licenses

When Wendy Graney became Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk in January, she took over an office that manages lawsuits, criminal cases and other court records. She also moved to the front line of sweeping changes to Kentucky driver’s licenses. The state’s 120 circuit clerks long have handled new licenses and renewals, a process that for […]

Merkel’s successor responds to Macron’s Europe vision

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s anointed successor outlined her vision for Europe, a German paper reported on Saturday, aligning with recent French proposals on security but disagreeing on key social issues. CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the likely future conservative candidate for the chancellery, sets out her vision in an article published in the Sunday newspaper Welt […]

World Religions Prepare For Global Development Summit

Nearly six months before the heads of state and government convene to review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the UN General Assembly’s ‘SDG Summit’ in September, the world religions have tasked themselves with elaborating “a road map or lines of action that can connect religious contributions to the implementation of […]

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49

At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Police also defused explosive devices in a […]