Crux: There is growing evidence that more Catholics across the country are deciding not to contribute to their bishops' diocesan appeals because of the scandals.
Religion News Service: A fire that destroyed an ancient Holy Land church near the Sea of Galilee around 700 CE appears to have preserved the church's beautiful mosaic floor.
Dallas Morning News: A gunman killed seven people and injured seven more at Wedgwood Baptist Church on Sept. 15, 1999. On Sunday, the church held a memorial service in which victims' family members spoke about their grief and healing.
Washington Post: Millions more American children are attending school with students of other races, even as many urban schools remain deeply segregated.
CNN: An agreement had been made to split the proceeds of the hoard between the church and the finder of the treasure which was ultimately never honored.