Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The results of a new Gallup poll show that weekly church attendance among Catholics in the United States has declined in the past decade, while Protestant church attendance has held steady.
- A Catholic group that collected the signatures of more than 18,000 people opposed to a “Pride Prom” at Marquette University has failed in its attempt to have the event cancelled.
- Leaders of several Catholic charities have expressed concern over the dramatic decline in the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States since 2016.
- A federal judge has dismissed one claim made by a justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in his lawsuit against his colleagues over their decision to remove him from death penalty cases after he was photographed at an anti-death penalty protest; the rest of his suit will proceed.
- A man who claims his Christian religious beliefs require that he not pay taxes to the federal government because they could be used to support abortion has had tax evasion charges against him dismissed without prejudice because the government failed to show that he was attempting to “conceal or mislead government officials.”