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September 21, 2013
The ‘exceptional importance’ of the Hobby Lobby case
It's no surprise that the "Hobby Lobby" case is in the news. The valid headlines...
September 16, 2013
Baltimore Sun looks at art and religion, but not really
From the beginning of this weblog, your GetReligionistas have urged mainstream newsrooms to do a...
September 12, 2013
Dawkins talks 2.0, and Anglicans just can’t catch a break
There he goes, there he goes again. At the moment, the Rt. anti-Rev. Richard Dawkins...
September 09, 2013
A Scottish tabloid libels the Churches of Christ
Tabloids will always be with us. Few will admit to taking Jesus-shaped potato chips, astrology,...
September 01, 2013
Was Seamus Heaney a Catholic poet?
Religion’s never mentioned here,’ of course. ‘You know them by their eyes,’ and hold your...
August 23, 2013
Pod people: Has the gay movement peaked?
In a speech delivered at the Mansion House in London on 10 Nov 1942, Winston...
August 18, 2013
Scapegoating Bishop James Tengatenga
Dartmouth College President Philip J. Hanlon's decision to nix the appointment of Bishop James Tengatenga...
August 06, 2013
USA Today offers faith-free look at meditation, stress
Journalists who try to cover the life and teachings of Deepak Chopra always face the...
August 06, 2013
Yay! Dallas paper examines heart and soul
It's becoming clear that The Dallas Morning News has no regard for the F-word. Faith,...
August 03, 2013
Round II: The LATimes ignores Supremes, covenant too
There were quite a few logical journalistic questions to ask after my post about the...
August 02, 2013
Yes or no: This school has a Catholic doctrinal covenant?
Let's start with an informal quiz. Raise your hand if you think it would be...
August 02, 2013
WPost: Virginia law highlights stupidity of home-schooling
This is the headline that ran on a 2,500-word Washington Post story Sunday: Student's home-schooling highlights...
July 31, 2013
Time out for all California sexual-abuse cases?
It's time for a quick dip into tmatt's massive file of GetReligion guilt, the cyber-place...
July 29, 2013
Snickering at FoxNews while getting duped by ‘Zealot’ author
Many of us who came of age during the birth of New Media are reflexively...
July 24, 2013
Did mainline churches lead or follow the culture?
I love it when a good religion story gets people chatting. The New York Times...
June 10, 2013
Is the ‘New Evangelization’ a laughing matter?
In America there are two career fields that have a disproportionate number of agnostics and...
June 02, 2013
The theology in all those Father Greeley sex scenes
Much like his friend (historian, not theologian) Martin Marty, the prominent sociologist (not theologian) Father...
May 31, 2013
Ohio State vs. Notre Dame’s ‘damn Catholics’
Earlier this week, I saw someone tweet something about how the Republican Party "should never...
May 28, 2013
Haunted story or not? On vampires, Satanism and murder
Day after day, the stunning story of young Morgan Lane Arnold has unfolded in the...
May 27, 2013
Gosh! Finding meaning in great Russian literature?
I spent most of last week on the other side of the planet (a Media...
May 20, 2013
Brittany Griner: ESPN gets close to key question
Truth be told, I still think that the question I asked a few weeks ago...
April 29, 2013
Does journalism matter?
Does journalism matter? Not as much as it once did – if audience numbers or...
April 12, 2013
That ghost in Dr. Ben Carson’s, well, moral theology
The folks who edit and operate the newspaper that lands in my front yard are...
April 09, 2013
Abortion, rights, viewpoint discrimination and Johns Hopkins
One of the most awkward and painful truths in American higher education is that it...
April 07, 2013
Another Catholic school shocks press with ‘morality clause’
A reader sent in a story from Louisiana focusing on a Catholic-education topic that will...
April 03, 2013
Was the New York Times Easter error no big deal?
The New York Times has been taking quite a bit of heat for its shockingly...
March 30, 2013
Another hack piece by CNN … maybe (Updated)
What's good for the goose is good for, um, Sarah Pulliam Bailey. Right? Sarah, former...
March 25, 2013
So, how did Brittney Griner end up at Baylor?
Trust me when I say that I am very, very aware, after nearly a decade...
March 18, 2013
Ssssshhh! Conservative Catholics may exist at Georgetown
When the news broke about the election of the first Jesuit pope, several on-air commentators...
March 07, 2013
The new evangelical Goliath? Online ed at Liberty U
Back in November, The New York Times produced a downright nauseating account of Liberty University's...
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