Texas Supreme Court to hear case of former deacon suing diocese for abuse claim

Denver Newsroom, Jun 8, 2020 / 08:01 pm (CNA).- The Texas Supreme Court will hear the Diocese of Lubbock’s appeal of a legal decision allowing a former deacon to sue the diocese for defamation for including his name on a list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse.

 

“We are committed to transparency for the trust and safety of the members of our parishes,” Bishop Robert Coerver of Lubbock said June 8. “At a time when many religious messages are being shared digitally, courts must protect churches’ ability to communicate effectively with their members.”

Spread the love

Read the Whole Article at http://feeds.feedburner.com/catholicnewsagency/dailynews

Pro-life group in Mexico offers aid to domestic violence victims

Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 8, 2020 / 06:42 pm (CNA).- With reports of domestic violence on the rise during the coronavirus lockdown in Mexico, one pro-life platform is offering women help, shelter and legal advice.

Linda Rebolledo, the coordinator and spokeswoman for La Vida Por Delante (Life Going Forward), lamented that during the lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, “unfortunately domestic violence has increased against women, [including] women with an unwanted pregnancy [and] women in vulnerable situations.”

Various organizations have estimated an increase in reports of violence against women ranging from 30% to 70% during the coronavirus lockdown, which began March 23 in Mexico.

Spread the love

Read the Whole Article at http://feeds.feedburner.com/catholicnewsagency/dailynews