The petition, drafted by the Catholic Climate Covenant, appeals for the president-elect "to demonstrate bold leadership" in addressing climate change.
New Texas burial laws: Texas Catholic bishops and the state's Catholic cemeteries are working together on efforts to provide a proper burial for children lost to abortion. Effective Dec. 19, new state regulations from the Department of State Health Services require the interment of the remains of all children who are lost through abortion or miscarriage at a health care facility or abortion clinic.
Gov. John Kasich signed a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but vetoed a bill that would have made abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
NCR Today: President-elect Donald Trump will find out that he does not have absolute unfettered power. We may be seeing the first signs of this accountability.
Young Voices: If, after the election, despair is a real force we must oppose, then hope is one we must actively pursue by standing with the oppressed.
Editorial: President-elect Trump and those who will be controlling Congress have their first challenge as they take up the reins of power: $125 billion in administrative waste.
American women and hijabs: Assaults or intimidation of Muslims had been steadily rising well before the election but they became more common during the divisive campaign of President-elect Donald Trump, who called for a ban on Muslim immigrants and proposed a registry for U.S. Muslims. Now some imams across the country are saying it’s OK to take the hijab off, at least temporarily.
Rex Tillerson: Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, has come under fire for his friendship with Russian president Vladimir Putin — who is suspected of trying to tip the election to Trump — his lack of diplomatic experience, and the fact that he is a corporate bigwig who champions fossil fuels even as the threat of global warming grows.But Tillerson, whose nomination was announced Tuesday, Dec. 13, may also face criticism from an unexpected quarter — social conservatives whose support was critical to Trump’s unexpected election last month.
Editorial: We are called to be a people of faith, but to continue to rely on divine intervention to escape nuclear disaster is an abuse of that faith.
Abortion laws in Ohio: The Ohio Legislature has sent two abortion bills to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. On Dec. 8, lawmakers passed a measure to ban abortions in the state after 20 weeks, or five months of pregnancy. On Dec. 6, they approved legislation that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually at about the sixth week of pregnancy.