America: Pope Francis said that Catholics should offer housing or financial assistance to families settling in a new country, and, as Lent begins, he called on Catholics not to make excuses when it comes to giving to those asking for change.
Religion News Service: However well-intentioned, Glitter Ash Wednesday is a distraction at best and a sideshow at worst, Jacob Lupfer says.
The Atlantic: Calvin College is no fundamentalist Christian school.
The New York Times: Two new exchange traded funds offer a conservative evangelical -- what is called "biblically responsible" -- tilt to the so-called sin stocks investing approach.
Religion News Service: Rabbi Adam Zeff saw evidence of the darkness of hatred that can enfold us, and the sparks of light and love that shine even more brightly when darkness is thickest.