Associated Press: The once-powerful Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick will not stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted a teenage boy decades ago, as a Massachusetts judge dismissed the case against the 93-year-old on Wednesday because both prosecutors and defense attorneys agree he is experiencing dementia.
Christianity Today: New report examines the challenges of measuring religion among Chinese Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Muslims and other beliefs.
Pew Research Center: Measuring religion in China
Religion News Service: The change, which adds language prohibiting “same-sex romantic behavior” to the honor code, was already an unwritten rule on campus.
The New York Times: In unusually sharp remarks published this week, Pope Francis said some conservative American Catholics wrongly ignore much of the church’s mission and reject the possibility of change.
The Guardian: The last time Anglican priests in England were asked, in 2014, shortly after the legalization of same-sex civil marriage, 51% said same-sex marriage was “wrong,” compared with 39% who approved.