Catholic Hospitals Sued For Refusing Emergency Care To Pregnant Women
The ACLU filed a lawsuit Thursday against Trinity Health Corporation, which operates nearly 80 hospitals nationwide. The case is only the most recent of many controversies involving Catholic hospitals, which refuse abortions under all circumstances.
9 Feature Stories We're Reading This Week: Religious Feminists And The Most Expensive Scientific Instrument Ever
This week, we profile four women who are fighting for feminist change within their conservative religions: Orthodox Judaism, Mormonism, Catholicism, and Islam. Read that series and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
Feminism In Faith: Four Women Who Are Revolutionizing Organized Religion
The first publicly ordained Orthodox Jewish female rabbi; an attorney leading the campaign to ordain Mormon women; a nun whose career was threatened for daring to question the Virgin Mary as a symbol of subservience; a Muslim journalist whose organization is re-translating the Qur'an's most controversial verse. Bringing change to institutions entrenched in centuries of tradition takes a very specific kind of fighting spirit.
19 Revealing Things The Pope Said In His Tell-All Interview
Pope Francis made headlines today by saying he disagreed with the Catholic Church's past focus on social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Here are the most illuminating quotes from the pope's interview in America: The National Catholic Review.
How To Leave The Catholic Church
Turns out you can't just stop going. As far as the church is concerned, a lapsed Catholic is as good as a good Catholic ... unless you resign. Cynical C has uncovered proof of this fun little fact in the form of the following exchange between an ex-Catholic and her Bishop. (See the full exchange at Emptv.com.)