America: Cardinal George Pell's appeal to have his conviction for the sexual abuse of two boys in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne in the mid-1990s was overturned.
Christianity Today: A North Carolina sheriff's deputy sues his former employer for religious discrimination after it wouldn't accommodate his request to not train a female officer one-on-one.
New York Times: With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning praise from the religious right for aggressively fulfilling many of their goals.
United Methodist News Service: A group of centrists and progressives is offering a plan that would eliminate The United Methodist Church's restrictions against LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, while allowing local churches that disagree to depart and organize into new forms of Methodism.
Vox: New research shows that concern for suffering isn't zero-sum.