Susan Haigh

Susan Haigh is an author at Religion News Service.

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Connecticut lawmakers apologize for ‘miscarriage of justice’ in colonial-era witch trials

By Susan Haigh — May 30, 2023
(AP) — The lone senator to vote against the bill exonerating women convicted of being witches said. 'I don’t want to see bills that rightfully or wrongfully attempt to paint America as a bad place with a bad history'.

Catholic hospitals’ growth impacts reproductive health care

By David Crary and Susan Haigh — July 25, 2022
PUTNAM, Conn. (AP) — Concerns in blue states pertain to such services as contraception, sterilization and certain procedures for handling pregnancy emergencies.

Judge dismisses challenge to Connecticut law ending religious vaccine exemption

By Susan Haigh — January 13, 2022
(AP) — U.S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton said the plaintiffs failed to prove state's decision to end the exemption was “motivated by any religious animus.”

Connecticut diocese files for bankruptcy amid abuse claims

By Susan Haigh — July 16, 2021
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut filed for federal bankruptcy protection. Nearly 60 former residents of Academy at Mount Saint John School have sued the diocese and a former bishop for damages.
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