Religion News Service: The surge in COVID-19 rates makes responding to disasters like Ida more complicated.
Associated Press: Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-powerful American prelate who was expelled from the priesthood for sexual abuse, pleaded not guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts nearly 50 years ago.
BBC: Religious groups in UK failing children over sexual abuse, report says
The Washington Post: As more companies and states require employees to get coronavirus vaccines, some Americans are seeking a way out through religious exemptions to skirt mandates that they believe burden their beliefs.
The New York Times: For more than a decade, a group of Major League Baseball’s umpires has convened by phone to pursue spiritual solace.
Sierra Sun: Master carver Wayne Hewson spent two years carving the welcome pole for the church, one arm reaching out to welcome all people, the other arm extended heavenward to welcome God, with the four clans of the tribe carved on the body of the pole.