Religion

Immigration
8:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Conservative Ohio Leaders Push Immigration Reform in Washington

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 Conservative leaders from Ohio are headed to Washington this week to lobby for immigration reform in a collaboration between businesses, evangelicals, and law enforcement. Twenty Ohio leaders are among the hundreds who have meetings set with House Republicans Tuesday. While the Senate passed a comprehensive bill earlier this year, the House has yet to bring a bill to the floor.

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Education
8:32 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Bill Would Allow Public School Students to Get Credit for Religion Classes Taken Elsewhere

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.

Democratic State Representative Bill Patmon says it’s time for public schools to encourage students to take part in religious instruction.

"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.

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Health
12:19 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Xavier University Stopping Birth Control Coverage

XavierUniversity in Cincinnati has announced that it will no longer provide birth control insurance coverage for employees.

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's health care law that requires insurers to provide such coverage.

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.

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Statewide News
8:46 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Lawyer: Vatican Overrules 13 Cleveland Closings

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A lawyer who fought church cutbacks in the Cleveland area says the Vatican has taken the extraordinary step of
overruling the closing of 13 parishes.

The move represents a rare instance in which Rome has reversed a U.S. bishop on church shutdowns.

Attorney Peter Borre says the Congregation of the Clergy ruled last week that Cleveland's Bishop Richard Lennon failed to follow procedure in the closings three years ago.

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