Missionary murdered in Mozambique:

  • Detentions in connection with murder of missionary | The people detained are the two security guards who were supposed to protect the building where Edinger lived, and three members of the local Lutheran congregation (Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique)

  • Organ trade claim nun murdered | Six people have been arrested over the murder of a Brazilian nun in northern Mozambique (SAPA, South Africa)

  • Murder 'not linked' to organs | Police have denied links between the killing of a Brazilian missionary and allegations she made that an organ trafficking syndicate was operating in the country, newspapers reported on Saturday (News24, South Africa)

  • 'No proof of Moz organ trade' (SAPA, South Africa)

  • Mozambique 'human organ' nun dead | A Brazilian nun has been found dead in Mozambique after some of her colleagues said they had exposed an organ trafficking network (BBC)

Catholic Charities forced to provide birth control:

  • Ruling worries St. Cloud charity | The leader of a prominent St. Cloud charity is troubled by a legal decision requiring a Catholic organization to cover birth control in its employees' insurance plan (St. Cloud Times, Minn.)

  • Maryland Catholics hear birth control ruling won't apply | Roman Catholic organizations in Maryland will not be forced to provide health insurance that covers contraceptives in the wake of a California Supreme Court ruling because Maryland law has broader exemptions for religious groups (The Washington Times)

  • Free reign | California's top court tells Catholic group it must provide contraceptive coverage (David E. Bernstein, National Review Online)

  • Confine & conquer | The California Supreme Court and religious freedom (Richard W. Garnett, National Review Online)

  • California court jumps into religious waters | The government is punishing Catholic Charities for not discriminating (Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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