Cuomo’s Church Limitations Tossed Out, U.S. Catholic Schools Enrollment Drop, Jehovah’s Witness Sentenced to 7 years Prison in Russia, SCOTUS Lets Stand Alabama Decision to Require Chaplain in Death Chamber, Seven Amazing Temples from Around the World (Photos)
Cuomo’s Church Limitations Tossed Out
U.S. Catholic Schools Enrollment Drop
U. S. Roman Catholic schools’ enrollment dropped 6.4 percent from the previous academic year amid the pandemic and economic stresses — the largest single-year decline in at least five decades, according to Catholic education officials. More than 200 schools closed or consolidated and parents’ difficult paying tuition of more than $5,000 for grades K-8 and $10,000 for secondary schools, and the difficulty for many parents of paying tuition fees that average more than $5,000 for grades K-8 and more than $10,000 for secondary schools, according to the National Catholic Educational Association. But the strict injunction against public money for religious education will soon be challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of Espinoza v Montana Department of Revenue.
Jehovah’s Witness Sentenced to 7 years Prison in Russia
SCOTUS Lets Stand Alabama Decision to Require Chaplain in Death Chamber
The Supreme Court recently let stand a ruling that halted the execution of an Alabama inmate unless the state allowed his pastor to be present in the death chamber.
The inmate, Willie B. Smith III, a Christian, sought to have his pastor, Robert Paul Wiley Jr., provide him with spiritual guidance and comfort his lawyers wrote “including by holding his hand, praying with him in his final moments and easing the transition between the worlds of the living and the dead.”
Seven Amazing Temples from Around the World (Photos)
Photos from some of the most beautiful temples from around the world including: Meenakshi Temple India, Wat Rong Khun Thailand, Abu Simbel Egypt, Kinkakuji Japan, Paro Taktsang Bhutan, Temple of Heaven China, Lotus Temple India,