Southern Baptists in Birmingham. Roman Catholics in Baltimore.
Clergy sexual abuse scandals, obviously, high on the agendas in both places. Lots of reporters in the house, in both places.
Yes, the annual meeting of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination and the spring general assembly of U.S. Catholic bishops made lots of headlines this week.
So we better dive right into the Friday Five:
1. Religion story of the week: The Tennessean’s Holly Meyer has a nice wrap-up of the SBC meeting, reporting on three ways churches will tackle abuse after the meeting.
The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey also has an interesting roundup, explaining that while the SBC took action, some question whether it’s enough.
Meanwhile, the Post’s Julie Zauzmer and Michelle Boorstein delve into the pros and cons of the Catholic bishops’ decision to create a hotline for reporting abuse.
Some of the GetReligion posts on the Baptists and Catholics this week: