The New Republic: Many of the Swedish climate activist's putative allies aren't down for the cause. They're simply hoping to be absolved.
Religion News Service: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders say it may not be the last.
America: Even with Francis' pastoral emphasis on nonviolence, not many Catholics call themselves pacifists.
New York Times: Backed by its diplomatic and economic might, China has largely succeeded in quashing criticism.
Associated Press: The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University has asked the college for more information about recent news reports that have questioned President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s leadership style and personal business interests.