New pope ‘to pledge to serve until death’
John Follain, The Sunday Times (UK)

Cardinals plan to ask the next pope to pledge in his inaugural address that he will serve until his death, unlike Benedict XVI, whose resignation, they believe, has destabilised the Catholic Church.

The New Fight for Marriage
Greg Forster, The Gospel Coalition

If national leaders and advocates for marriage continue their current course, the loss will become a rout. But if they change strategy, there are unique opportunities for a new kind of victory.

Little-known Facts about a Papal Conclave
Michael J. Miller, Catholic World Report

More or less well-informed opinion tends to crowd out a faith perspective. Here are a few little-known facts about a papal conclave that might help to restore it.

Washington Post: Christianity Creates Killers
Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

Today the Washington Post brought in Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield for an online chat on the topic of, “What role does Christianity play in the murder of the openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi?”