National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has strongly outlined anew a comprehensive vision for the future of the Catholic church, forcefully telling a meeting of the Italian church community that our times require a deeply merciful Catholicism that is unafraid of change.
First Thing: Richard Mouw has come to rely on two analogies for the benefits that theological diversity yields.
Washington Post: “Spotlight,” a new film about the Catholic clergy abuse scandal's explosion in 2002, begs the question: How are things different in 2015?
Boston Globe: Catholic Church offers guidance on ‘Spotlight’ movie
Slate: The confusing, complicated desire of parents with no religion to raise their kids with faith.
Deseret News: Long decline in construction of religious buildings appears to have bottomed out, with slight increase predicted for next year.