Religion News Service: Akida Pulat has made it through her last three birthdays and the onset of a pandemic without knowing where her mother is. This weekend, she added a third Mother's Day to the list.
New York Magazine: For contemporary millennials, the usages of premodern Christianity can become a means of rebelling against liberal relativist culture and its distant cousin, capitalist economics. But for every Christian socialist, there is a protofascist who also views capitalism as the work of the devil.
Washington Post: A months-long standoff between a Catholic bishop in Virginia and a priest who blogs frequent, strident criticism of the church's handling of clergy sexual abuse has boiled over, with the diocese suspending the priest from ministry and changing parish and residence locks where he was assigned.
National Catholic Reporter: While millions of Americans are still adjusting to the social isolation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Edith Espinal and Miriam Vargas have been strangers to what is considered normal for more than two years now.
Christian Century: How can we be "witnesses to the ends of the earth" right now? Craig Barnes has found some help from St. Benedict and St. Gregory.