Religion en Conservative Ohio Leaders Push Immigration Reform in Washington <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-4c6764c2-00c4-b828-949f-3632fa5adb58"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Conservative leaders from Ohio are headed to Washington this week to lobby for immigration reform in a collaboration between businesses, evangelicals, and law enforcement. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:05:23 +0000 Lewis Wallace 41251 at Conservative Ohio Leaders Push Immigration Reform in Washington Bill Would Allow Public School Students to Get Credit for Religion Classes Taken Elsewhere <p>There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would give public school students credit for taking religious classes. The legislation is drawing criticism from people who worry about unintended consequences of it.</p><p>Democratic State Representative Bill Patmon says it’s time for public schools to encourage students to take part in religious instruction.</p><p>"It’s an attempt on our side to give exposure to God and religious which seemingly has been completely exorcised from our schools," says Patmon.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:32:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 34567 at Xavier University Stopping Birth Control Coverage <p>XavierUniversity in Cincinnati has announced that it will no longer provide birth control insurance coverage for employees.</p><p>The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that President of the Catholic university, Michael J. Graham,says the decision as prompted by national debate over a provision in President Barack Obama&#39;s health care law that requires insurers to provide such coverage.</p><p>Xavier says the change, announced Monday, goes into effect July 1. The university has about 950 faculty and staff and did not know how many would be affected.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:19:07 +0000 Associated Press 14049 at Lawyer: Vatican Overrules 13 Cleveland Closings <p>A lawyer who fought church cutbacks in the Cleveland area says the Vatican has taken the extraordinary step of<br />overruling the closing of 13 parishes.</p><p>The move represents a rare instance in which Rome has reversed a U.S. bishop on church shutdowns.</p><p>Attorney Peter Borre says the Congregation of the Clergy ruled last week that Cleveland&#39;s Bishop Richard Lennon failed to follow procedure in the closings three years ago.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:46:48 +0000 Associated Press 12675 at Lawyer: Vatican Overrules 13 Cleveland Closings