(RNS) — Common ground on abortion is substantial, if we only took time to look.
CLEVELAND (RNS) — 'The Diocese of Columbus understands this is an important step to restore the confidence of our faithful in their church and its clergy,' a diocese spokesman said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Khaled Bahgat is the police department's New American Diversity and Inclusion Officer. He joins officers around the country who have been appointed to achieve similar goals.
Lower courts have struck down similar 'heartbeat' laws in North Dakota and Arkansas, and the Supreme Court refused to hear appeals on those rulings in January.
World Harvest Church tried to claim part of its $3.1 million settlement with parents who alleged a daycare worker beat their 2-year-old with a ruler.
(RNS) A veteran of political compromise, Kasich does take an unchanging stand on his view of Christian values -- serving the poor and troubled.
CLEVELAND (Reuters) The girl's parents, who defied a hospital over her treatment for leukemia, believed that the will of God would triumph.
WASHINGTON – “For a little Catholic boy like me, this is big stuff,” said the Speaker of the House.
CINCINNATI — "It isn't about the money," Obergefell said. "John's final record as an Ohioan -- as an American -- deserves to be accurate. And our marriage -- our legal marriage -- deserves respect."
WASHINGTON (RNS) "This decision gives greater certainty that this matter will ultimately return to the Supreme Court, as we have said all along that it must," said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.
(RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday leaves unchanged 20 state laws blocking same-sex unions. Each is already under legal attack, and some judges in those cases had been waiting to see what the high court would do. The court's instruction Monday: Proceed.
(RNS) A measles outbreak tied to a group of Amish missionaries in Ohio has reached 68 cases, giving the state the dubious distinction of having the most cases reported in any state since 1996, health officials say.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) As a state task force reviews the administration of the death penalty in Ohio, a man who spent 15 years on death row said lawmakers “should not be looking at fixing the death penalty; they should be looking to get rid of it.”
(RNS) An attorney who is also a registered nurse has been named limited guardian of a 10-year-old Amish girl whose chemotherapy treatments were halted in June. The girl's parents said that the treatments made her ill and that they believed the will of God would prevail.
“From day one, this case has been about the rule of law and defending the right of people to worship in peace. This was never about ‘haircuts,'" said U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach.
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