Federal judge dismisses religious order's lawsuit over pipeline

Adorers of the Blood of Christ sought damages for gas transmission line crossing their Pennsylvania land, to which they objected on religious grounds.

Bishop Pilla, who led church in Cleveland for 25 years, dies

Retired Bishop Anthony Pilla of Cleveland, who led initiatives to bring diverse communities together to overcome poverty, racism and social inequity, died Sept. 21 at age 88, the Diocese of Cleveland said.

Public health law experts: Federal vaccine mandate has strong legal footing

President Joe Biden's coronavirus vaccine mandate for workplaces with more than 100 people on the payroll is rooted in existing law governing worker protections, said a trio of public health law experts.

Dioceses prepare to welcome first Afghans starting new lives in U.S.

Patrick Raglow and the resettlement staff at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City expect to be very busy very soon. They are preparing to welcome to Oklahoma 1,800 Afghans who were part of the emergency evacuation in August as the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan's government. "We expect a trickle by the end of the month (September) and then a more rapid flow of people the remainder of the year," Raglow, the agency's executive director, told Catholic News Service.

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