The New York Times: Michael Eric Dyson explains how the Queen of Soul preached to us all.
Religion News Service: You, my Catholic friends, deserve the good church, says Jeffrey Salkin, and so does the world.
CNN: The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible."
Bearings: Donna Schaper offers ten rules for radical Sabbatarians to get the most out of the experience.
Associated Press: The Satanic Temple unveiled its statue of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet during a First Amendment rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the Capitol grounds