La. Monks Win Right to Build, Sell Caskets

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A federal judge on Thursday (July 21) said a state law that limits the sale of caskets to licensed funeral directors and establishments is unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case brought by the monks at St. Joseph Abbey in Covington, La., who...

Monks’ Suit Over Caskets Heads to Trial

COVINGTON, La. (RNS) A federal lawsuit brought by a group of monks fighting for the right to sell handcrafted caskets without a state license is set to go to trial Monday (June 6) in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval ruled in April that lawyers...