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A statue of Mary is seen partially submerged in flood water in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 20 (CNS)

Bishop Robert Muench has met ‘countless’ victims at three evacuation shelters amid Louisiana’s historic floods

The Obama administration has introduced a number of rules around transgender rights since 2014 (AP)

A number of Republican-led states oppose new rules around transgender rights which could go against some doctors’ religious beliefs

New Mexico Gov Susana Martinez (CNS)

Republican Gov Susana Martinez said she will push for reinstatement during the 2017 legislative session

Harvard University (AP)

How we stopped a Black Mass at Harvard

When misguided Harvard students teamed up with Satanists to arrange a Black Mass, the Catholic community had to step up

Police move in on a group of protesters throwing rocks at them in Milwaukee on August 14 (AP)

The Archbishop of Milwaukee has called for calm after violent protests erupted following a police shooting

The peace walk ended at St Joseph's Old Cathedral

Christians united in response to a ‘black mass’ that included the desecration of a statue of the Virgin Mary

A Texas class at an after-school session run by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, a Christian group (AP)

A Satanist group is attempting to start after-school programmes in at least nine school districts

A boat off the coast of Papua New Guinea identified by the Associated Press as using slave fishermen (AP)

The Catholic Church has been commended by a US official over its response to caring for the needs of fishermen kept as slaves

David Daleiden, centre, being congratulated by supporters outside court on Tuesday (AP)

The activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood have had the case against them dismissed in court

Worshipers at the "Together 2016" event in Washington July 16. (CNS)

More than 350,000 Christians from all denominations celebrated the life-changing power of Jesus on the National Mall in Washington