National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has admitted making "serious mistakes" in his handling of clergy sexual abuse cases in Chile, telling the country's bishops in a lengthy letter that he feels "pain and shame" for the "crucified lives" of those who suffered abuse.
PRI: Former US President Jimmy Carter says there's an erosion of faith happening all around him. It's one of the main topics in his new book, "Faith: A Journey for All."
Religion News Service: The "Doubting Thomas" story is about Jesus showing up -- yet again -- at the dinner table to cast out fear and transform us into a people of gratitude, Diana Butler Bass says.
The Christian Century: A physical space can be at the vital center of ministry -- if you don't make it an idol.
National Catholic Reporter: An interview with John Sexton, the former president of New York University and an enormously devoted baseball fan.