Crux: Never say a particular story just can't get any more surreal, because trust me, John Allen says -- it always can.
Religion News Service: Doubts about Viganò's accusations aside, Pope Francis needs a better response
Vox: Catholic Church insiders are calling for Pope Francis to resign. Here's why.
The New York Times: President Trump warned evangelical leaders Monday night that Democrats "will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently" if Republicans lose control of Congress in the midterm elections.
Religion News Service: White House honors evangelicals 'for all the good work they do'
National Review: The healthiest political and corporate institutions have checks and balances, and some degree of independent oversight or overseers. The Catholic Church does not, says John Hillen.
NPR: Catholic lay group wants more responsibility to investigate clergy sexual abuse
Mockingbird: The Rev. Larry Parsley tells Truett Seminary graduates, "let mercy go first. Let mercy speak the first word."
Religion & Politics: In football, prayer is -- and has always been -- political.