Japanese women will still face 100-day wait to remarry

Mar 8, 2016

Japanese women will still face 100-day wait to remarry

Women will still face a 100-day wait before they can remarry following proposed legal changes approved Tuesday by the Cabinet, a move condemned as discriminatory by a U.N. rights group. The approval by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, on International Women’s Day, came after ...

Catholic bishops at synod call for a more welcoming church

Oct 25, 2015

Catholic bishops at synod call for a more welcoming church

Catholic bishops called Saturday for a more welcoming church for cohabitating couples and Catholics who have divorced and civilly remarried, endorsing Pope Francis’ call for a more merciful and less judgmental church. Bishops from around the world adopted a final document at the end ...