Religion News Service: To the vast majority, Pope Francis is the compassionate face of Catholicism today. But he also has another side that has been on display in recent days: A willingness to flex papal muscle and lay down the law.
The New York Times: If your God is dead, the possibility for a resurrection might be found in attending to the pain and sorrow of the image of the divine there on the street.
The New York Times: An evangelical minister reassesses his Brooklyn ministry when his father, also a minister, comes out as a transgender woman.
Deseret News: Many faith leaders are uncertain of when aggressive treatments should be traded for hospice care and confused about palliative care.
Christ and Pop Culture: Seating in churches didn't really become a thing until parishioners got bored enough to wish they were sitting down -- that is, about the time of the Protestant Reformation.