USA Today: Online for all to see is the last Sunday service before calamity befell First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
CNN: Even with the steady rise of shootings and hate crimes, spiritual sanctuaries remain among the more secure spots to spend a Sunday morning.
The Washington Post: After Texas church massacre, a push for armed guards and gun-packing parishioners
Religion News Service: "Just praying" is not enough, Richard Mouw says.
Vox: 9 faith leaders on "thoughts and prayers" -- and action -- after tragedy
The Economist: The number of people who acknowledge no formal religious label is surging, but that doesn't mean that these free-ranging folk have lost interest in the transcendent.
The (London) Guardian: Pope Francis has long considered allowing married clergy, but it has always been resisted by the church hierarchy. Now bishops in Brazil are in favor.