National Catholic Reporter: The pope is playing a very long game, trying to shift the church's vision of its mission and its stance toward the world.
Christianity Today: Adam Weber exhausted himself trying to expand his little church, then again when he couldn't keep up with the growth.
The New Yorker: The Court might not hear the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, but the issue at its core is unlikely to remain unresolved for long.
Religion News Service: Though some Conservative synagogues have already welcomed non-Jews as members, the body that governs America's second-largest stream of Judaism has now officially sanctioned the practice.
The (London) Guardian: The Salvation Army has entered Australia's funeral industry, a move welcomed by consumer advocates concerned by a "long history" of unscrupulous providers taking advantage of the newly bereaved and a lack of competition.