Here are some interesting stories involving law and religion from this past week:
- Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church will consider ordaining married men to address the shortage of priests.
- Russia expelled a foreign-born preacher under an anti-proselytism law.
- The self-regulatory body for British pharmacists indicated that it is considering abolishing conscience protections which currently allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense certain drugs.
- The leader of a controversial organization for American nuns attacked “male power” in the Vatican.
- A worker for Catholic Charities has been fired after an article in which she discussed her pro-choice advocacy was published in a magazine.
- South Dakota’s governor must decide whether to sign a new law which protects child-placement agencies from being compelled to provide services that violate the agencies’ religious beliefs.
- Six states have challenged the newly-promulgated revision of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
- A Wyoming municipal judge was reprimanded for refusing to perform same-sex marriages.