We say: Recent cases bolster arguments that the Supreme Court should reconsider not only its ruling on midazolam, but on all executions, no matter what methods are used.
Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, the former president and chancellor of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7. He was 85.
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.
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.
John Glenn, a Presbyterian, said, "I pray every day. To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is, to me, impossible. It just strengthens my faith."
Msgr. Kieran Harrington's invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention included a request that deliberations "might be earnest and fruitful."
Viewpoint: The scenarios for the June Republican convention have one thing in common: They spell electoral disaster for the Republicans in November.
Commentary: As we reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus at the hands of the state, the death penalty remains a profound injustice.
Two years after a tornado flattened their church and devastated their town, members of St. Barbara Parish packed the pews Dec. 19 as their new church building was dedicated.
"I hope that this resolution will bring some measure of closure and healing to anyone harmed by these priests," Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati said.