Financially troubled parts of Europe consider taxing church properties
Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post

Cash-strapped officials in Europe are looking for a way to ease their financial burden by upending centuries of tradition and seeking to tap one of the last untouched sources of wealth: the Catholic Church.

On Delayed Marriage and When the Perfect is the Enemy of the Good
Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Some people want their marriage to be ideal, and if there is any ordeal, they want a new deal.

Obama makes ‘unwavering’ pledge to protect religious liberty in new video
Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill

President Obama on Monday made a campaign pitch to “people of faith” in which he reaffirmed what he called his “unwavering” commitment to “protecting religious liberty.”

The Sex-Selection Market
Peter Lawler, Big Think

We’ve seen in India and China that sex selection has produced all sorts of social pathologies connected with the dearth of women. Might we see in America, eventually, the social pathologies that come with the dearth of men?