Associated Press: Cardinal George Pell, who was the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex abuse and spent 404 days in solitary confinement in his native Australia only to have his convictions overturned, died Tuesday. He was 81.
The Guardian: Church to back community projects to compensate for financially benefiting from chattel slavery.
Christianity Today: After hospitals closed in rural Tennessee, church volunteers stepped in to provide basic care, cut hair, and pull teeth.
Christian Century: A murder mystery can provide sharp social commentary — and great fun.
Religion News Service: Catholics’ adherence to the church’s teaching seems to depend in part on how often the person attends Mass.