Hot News Stories (11/1/13)Posted: November 1, 2013
New York Times (New York, NY)
Only three days after a federal judge blocked a new Texas law that threatened to shut down many of the state’s abortion clinics, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, reversed the decision, saying the rule should take effect while the case is argued in the months to come.
ABC News (USA)
The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of a major meeting on the family that Pope Francis plans next year.
The Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL)
The Alabama –EWTN Global Catholic Network filed a new lawsuit Monday, Oct. 28, in federal court against the Department of Health & Human Services and other federal agencies, seeking to stop the government from imposing the HHS contraception mandate, which it says is unconstitutional.