Texas announced it will remove government funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates via the state's Medicaid program.
Governor Greg Abbott's office announced late Monday that Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent a letter to the abortion provider notifying them of the defunding.
In a statement, Gov. Abbott explained that the move to end Planned Parenthood's Medicaid participation came because of the series of undercover videos released by a California-based pro-life group. more >>
In our pluralistic diversity-laden society, there is a good chance that even you have at least one vegetarian in your family.
One study from the Vegetarian Times (yes they do exist), estimated that as many as 22.8 million Americans are either vegetarian, vegan, or "inclined" toward a vegetarian diet.
For some households, this can be a bit tense, with awkward points about what someone or their child should or shouldn't eat. more >>
A Roman Catholic archbishop based in New Jersey has stated that those involved in marriages not recognized by the Church cannot receive the sacrament of Communion.
The Most Reverend John J. Myers, head of the Archdiocese of Newark, released a statement earlier this week saying that "Catholics must be in a marriage recognized as valid by the Church to receive Holy Communion or the other sacraments."
"Non-Catholics and any Catholic who publicly rejects Church teaching or discipline, either by public statements or by joining or supporting organizations which do so, are not to receive the Sacraments," stated Myers. more >>
A former Houston Astros player has expressed his support for a referendum meant to overturn a controversial civil rights ordinance that critics say would let men use women's restrooms.
Lance Berkman, one of the Astros' all-time greatest players, spoke on behalf of the effort to defeat the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance next month via referendum.
Policing authorities in the town of Sargodha in the Punjab province of Pakistan have arrested and charged a Christian man known healing the sick with allegedly committing the crime of blasphemy.
According to the British Pakistani Christian Association, Naveed John, a Christian resident from the Maryam Colony in Sargodha, was arrested on Oct. 8 and has been languishing in prison since his arrest.
The humanitarian agency's report states that John was arrested after police officers found a sword in his room that featured verses from the Quran inscribed into the blade. Family members told BPCA that police officials have demanded that they pay a bribe if they want John to be released. more >>
Some people are simply hard to please. When Tampa Bay Rays' Richie Shaffer hits his first career home run, his family is ecstatic.
While No. 36 is proud of his accomplishment, and rightly so, his teammates don't appear to be nearly as impressed. In fact, they don't even acknowledge his existence.
Perchance it's because the Rays are already ahead 9 to 1 when Shaffer hits the ball out of the park. Perchance it's because the bases aren't loaded. Perchance it's because Shaffer is booed since it's an away game. more >>