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That deacon and CBS veteran sacks a Womenpriests ‘story’

Should visitors to GetReligion choose to search our archives for the term “Womenpriests” they will find eight pages of results, most of them dedicated to dissecting alleged news reports about this tiny splinter movement on the left side of the world of American Catholicism. I say “alleged” because most of these stories resemble public relations [Read More...]

From Reuters: Another by-the-book Womenpriests story

At this point, it seems that mainstream journalists have decided that the Womenpriests movement deserves a slow-rolling wave of coverage in which (a) it will clear that the women are operating outside the official borders of the Roman Catholic Church, but (b) the viewpoints of movement leaders will be quoted as gospel truth when it [Read More...]

Womenpriests again: The people vs. paper scenario

Anyone who has ever worked on the religion beat knows the drill. You are writing a story about a controversial topic, a topic that people in the establishment of a religious body are not anxious to talk about. The rebels, on the left or the right, are anxious to tell their story.They will talk your [Read More...]

Womenpriests: Press coverage in a familiar, strange mold

To be honest with you, I feel like taking a short break from the Vatican beat — sort of. I predict news from Rome sooner rather than later. You think? In the meantime, let’s flash back a bit to a recent post in which I praised The Toledo Blade for a better than average story [Read More...]

Lo! A better-than-average Womenpriests story

Your GetReligionistas, as the divine Mrs. MZ once stressed, are way, way, way past the point where we joyfully go out of our way to write about the journalism issues linked to the mainstream media coverage that is, from time to time, poured out on behalf of the Womenpriests movement. Some readers have been tempted [Read More...]

What NOT to teach a metro reporting intern

Need a new role model after #MileyCyrus? Try Sister Vivian, a rockin’ 100yo nun who’s pushing for women priests http://t.co/AagH92HIWu — Karen Chen (@ckaren15) August 27, 2013 In a perfect world, an internship with a major American newspaper would bolster the lessons learned in Journalism 101. In such a setting, an intern would receive real-world [Read More...]

NPR: true tolerance=open marriages

I’m just catching up on some email but last week a former reporter submitted a story for review with the note “You must do a GR post about the unbelievable NPR story today by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro on an excommunicated Catholic priest. It’s insane.” He wasn’t the only one. Other reporters and readers also noticed it [Read More...]

Hey Washington Post: There’s only one (gay) Islam? Really?

Anyone who has been paying attention to debates about the future of the Boy Scouts of America knows that, when it comes to issues linked to homosexuality, there is no one “religious” perspective that journalists need to cover. Even within individual religious traditions — such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or [Read More...]


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