Tuesday's News & Ideaas

  • Pope's money summit
  • Rome's Lent pilgrimage
  • Ex-Scouts joining Trail Life
  • Atlanta's airport chaplain
  • Drive-in church
  • Listen to the elderly

Francis convenes religious institute treasurers for summit on use of moneyNational Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has asked the treasurers of Catholic religious orders around the world to meet and discuss how they can use their financial assets "for the service of humanity."

In Rome, the revival of a Lent pilgrimageWall Street Journal: Americans in the Eternal City have revived an old tradition: a pilgrimage to the station churches of Lent.

No longer loyal to Scouts, boys join Trail LifeWashington Post: As a changing America grows more accepting of gays and gay marriage, some boys are leaving the Scouts with heavy hearts and the belief that the organization they knew no longer exists.

The airport chaplain, now offering earthly aidThe New York Times: Atlanta's Interfaith Airport Chaplaincy is the concierge for the disconnected.

Roadside service: drive-in church brings God to your carNPR: There's no uncomfortable wooden pews at the Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church in Florida.

The Spark

Why we need to listen to the elderlyOlder Americans are one of the fastest growing demographics in our country. Yet, it's easy to underestimate this demographic because they are so often invisible. As Pacific Standard reports, the elderly have a lot to say, and they're not going away any time soon.

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