CNN: Pastor George Davis said that four of the deaths were members under the age of 35 and that they were all healthy — but that none of them were vaccinated.
Religion News Service: As white evangelical denominations double down on their opposition to equality, many younger evangelicals, gay and straight, are voting with their feet.
Associated Press: The social media giant has rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a cutting-edge way to engage the faithful online. Others are eyeing it warily as they weigh its usefulness against the privacy and security concerns they have with Facebook.
Christian Century: At the farmers market, Rebecca Bratten Weiss found something she didn’t expect — white supremacists.
NPR: Mitchell Garabedian has settled more than 2,000 clergy sex abuse cases over the past 20-plus years and is the lawyer representing an abuse survivor in a current civil case against McCarrick.
HuffPost: “It’s undeniable that this movement causes harm,” said filmmaker Kristine Stolakis, whose late uncle hoped to “cure” his trans identity with reparative therapy.
Religion News Service: Studies show white evangelicals, by and large, do not have a hard-line approach to abortion — other issues like immigration and race are taking priority over advocating for the unborn.
Crux: Since the 1980s, the main source of revenue for Italy’s Catholic Church has been what’s called the “8×1000,” or the “eight per thousand,” meaning a share of everyone’s personal income tax the state distributes between itself and a charitable entity of the taxpayer’s choosing.
Christianity Today: After 20 years, the ambitious biblical theme park is closed for good.
The New York Times: He called himself “a healthy mosaic” of the two faiths. An ophthalmologist, he also ran a clinic that brought sight back to Tibetans with cataracts.