The New York Times: Ash Wednesday isn’t a day for rebellion. It’s a day for fasting, reflection and prayer, a somber reminder that our lives are brief, our days running out.
The Washington Post: The same sanctuaries where many sing and embrace each other have become anxiety-inducing, and possibly dangerous, for many Americans who are considered higher risk for COVID-19.
Associated Press: Church officials estimate Rev. Andrés Arango performed thousands of baptisms that are now presumed invalid and said those affected now need valid baptisms.
Baptist News Global: Religious, human rights and veterans’ groups are stepping up pressure on Congress to provide a pathway to legal, permanent status for tens of thousands of Afghan refugees evacuated to the U.S. last year.
The Hartford Courant: Nearly a dozen Christian leaders spoke out at a recent legislative hearing against a bill that would make Connecticut the 12th state to legalize aid-in-dying for terminally ill patients.