NPR: Pope Francis still needs to affirm the proposal, but if approved, the change would represent a fundamental shift in what it has meant to be a Roman Catholic priest for nearly a millennium.
The Economist: Power in the Catholic church is shifting south and exposing divisions*
Religion News Service: "Un problema menos," texted Rosa del Carmen Ortez-Cruz, a mother of four living in sanctuary at a Presbyterian church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. "One less problem."
Christian Century: Dealing with our community's real issues meant learning how to treat an overdose, Rochelle Stackhouse writes.
Washington Post: Healing has been a struggle for the community at The Tree of Life.
Crux: In a project that took two decades of work by Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, Catholic and Pentecostal theologians, the World Council of Churches in 2013 published a document summarizing the points of greatest consensus.