Alanna Durkin Richer

Alanna Durkin Richer is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Alanna Durkin Richer

Ex-Roman Catholic cardinal, now 92, is not competent to stand trial in sex abuse case, expert says

By Alanna Durkin Richer — June 30, 2023
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors this week disclosed the findings of their expert to the judge, who will ultimately rule on the once-powerful American prelate's ability to face charges that he abused the boy at a wedding reception at Wellesley College in 1974.

Abortion pill order latest contentious ruling by Texas judge

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Lindsay Whitehurst — April 10, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, on Friday ordered a hold on federal approval of mifepristone in a decision that overruled decades of scientific approval.

Texas judge in abortion pill case is a conservative favorite

By Lindsay Whitehurst and Alanna Durkin Richer — March 17, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk is a former attorney for a Christian legal group and was appointed by President Donald Trump.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

By Associated Press and Alanna Durkin Richer — July 29, 2021
BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s.
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