Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- Centura Health Corporation, a Christian-run health system in Colorado, fired a doctor after she joined one of her patients in filing a lawsuit alleging Centura’s faith-based policy against assisted suicide violates state law.
- Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was accused of sexual abuse of a minor in 2018, stated in an interview last month that he does not believe he committed any acts of which he had been accused.
- An appellate state court in Minnesota found that the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine precludes a civil court from determining whether an “arson-damaged church” is a “historical resource” that is protected by the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act.
- China’s government is “more intensively” enforcing a law that restricts the minimum age for religious conversions, prohibiting religious groups from either proselytizing or converting individuals younger than eighteen years old.