Pew Forum: By a two-to-one margin, American Catholics now give Francis negative marks for his handling of the sex abuse scandal.
America: Kate Bowler's memoir, America magazine's newest selection for the Catholic Book Club, is an elegant theodicy exactly because it is not an explanation.
Wired: The American Association for the Advancement of Science plans to expand its "Science for Seminaries" program to as many as 35 more schools over the next five years.
Vox: Religious "blue laws" achieve many of the same goals as progressive labor unions.
Baptist News Global: Relevant, a Christian lifestyle magazine targeting readers in their 20s and 30s, has lost a big advertiser, allegedly over critical reporting about evangelist Franklin Graham.