Crux: Pope Francis once again broke with tradition on Easter Sunday, delivering a largely improvised homily centered on a phone call from the day before with a young engineer suffering from a serious illness.
Christianity Today: Why his vision of humble communities and humane economies is just what the world needs right now.
The Christian Science Monitor: Since the rise of Donald Trump, liberal-leaning churches have reported surges in attendance and newfound energy in the pews. Will it prove a temporary 'Trump bump' or a lasting change after decades of decline in mainline Protestant churches?
Politico: The president is mentioning God more than ever during his public appearances, but others are skeptical that he has found religion in the Oval Office.
Newsweek: Despite local support, and the Church of the Nativity's revered place in the heart of the world's most widely practiced religion, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has taken its toll on the church.