Vatican Cautions Bishops on Refusing Communion, German Catholic Priests Defy Rome to Bless Gay Couples, Supreme Court to Take up Abortion Cases, China Eliminates Religion from School Grounds, Lutherans Elect Transgender Bishop, Fulton vs. Philadelphia is Big Supreme Court Religious Case, Masterpiece Cakeshop Battle Continues
Vatican Cautions Bishops on Refusing Communion
German Catholic Priests Defy Rome to Bless Gay Couples
Supreme Court to Take up Abortion Cases
In February, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear three consolidated cases challenging a Trump administration policy that among other things, restricts Title X federal grants to health providers who refer patients directly to abortion providers.
China Eliminates Religion from School Grounds
Lutherans Elect Transgender Bishop
The Rev. Megan Rohrer was elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Sierra Pacific synod on May 8. Rohrer is the first transgender person to serve as bishop in any of the U.S.’ major Christian faiths. Rohrer, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco, advocates for LGBTQ rights in street activism, preaching and writing, Rohrer, 41, is also recognized for work with the homeless.
Fulton vs. Philadelphia is Big Supreme Court Religious Case
Masterpiece Cakeshop Battle Continues