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January 21, 2014
Religion ghosts in the politics of abortion? Obviously …
It happens at least once a year. A GetReligionista will write a post about media...
January 16, 2014
Journalists editing Pope Francis: Who are we to judge?
Sometimes, in this tricky world of media criticism, it's hard to pay attention to what...
January 14, 2014
Reuters editors read mind of Pope Francis on abortion
So, GetReligion readers, it is time for short religion-news quiz. Raise your hands (or click...
January 13, 2014
UK journo’s ‘General’ Salvation Army confusion
London's Telegraph newspaper generally does a serviceable job when reporting on religion, but a recent commentary...
January 09, 2014
News flash! AP ends the Great Schism of 1054!
Many moons ago -- just under a quarter of a century -- I covered a...
January 08, 2014
What? The press overlooked key Catholic stories in 2013?
First of all, I would like to stress that I had already decided, several days...
January 07, 2014
What can we say? Boston Globe hires John L. Allen, Jr.
For several decades now, I have been telling mainstream newsroom managers that all they have...
January 03, 2014
Francis the homophile
With but a few exceptions, the "Francis is nicer than Benedict" meme continues to entrance...
January 03, 2014
Will Pope Francis embrace all the ‘progressive’ nuns?
Journalists are rarely true prophets, but they often try to look into the future and...
January 02, 2014
NYT: Nuns, birth control and Obamacare
Believe it or not, I come not to bury the Great Gray Lady but to...
December 31, 2013
Does ‘Pope Francis effect’ mean a Catholic growth trend?
The best journalists report what they know — and what they don't. Given the flurry...
December 29, 2013
LATimes: ‘Congregationalist’ Obama quotes Pope Francis
This is what passes for news in Washington these days: an immensely famous politician is...
December 28, 2013
Pod people: What was top 2013 story for Pope Francis?
I am sure that GetReligion readers will be shocked, shocked to know that the Godbeat...
December 27, 2013
WPost discovers the bleeding obvious about liturgy today
Basil Fawlty: Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil? Next contestant: Mrs. Sybil Fawlty from...
December 26, 2013
Pope addresses world peace AND persecution (again)
Covering speeches is tricky, I tell the students in my reporting classes. A good public...
December 23, 2013
HHS ‘religious employer’ definition changed? (updated)
It would be hard to find a city in American that contains more historic Catholic...
December 22, 2013
There’s that Baltimore Ravens faith ghost — again
The Baltimore Ravens have been playing some really, really wild football games in recent weeks,...
December 21, 2013
That oh-so-predictable CNN article on ducks and doctrine
So color me confused. At the moment, CNN is hailing this article -- "Does Phil...
December 20, 2013
Paparazzi snap model in church, model snaps back
Can't a Victoria's Secret angel slip into a pew without being photographed from the altar?...
December 16, 2013
So which Bible version is really the most authentic?
DUANE ASKS: There are many different versions of the Bible: King James, New International Version,...
December 15, 2013
AP discerns what Vatican knew in Maciel scandal
While it's certainly the function of a reporter to puzzle out the essence of a...
December 14, 2013
Eye to eye with Mother Teresa (farewell to Scripps)
A couple of weeks ago, I flew the black religion-beat flag here at GetReligion to...
December 13, 2013
Pope Francis and the press: What Elizabeth Tenety said!
First came the religion-beat buzz about Pope Francis being named Person of the Year by...
December 12, 2013
LATimes asks some of the crucial Cardinal Mahony questions
If you were going to design a Catholic cardinal (as opposed to an Episcopal Church...
December 11, 2013
On Pope Francis: What matters most is, ‘Who am I to judge?’
Pope Francis has been warned. The powers that be at Time magazine have named him...
December 10, 2013
AP reports he did have sexual relations with that woman
"Can a bad person be a good theologian," asked Mark Oppenheimer in the lede...
December 09, 2013
Vote now! Time serves up correction of the year (updated)
It may be the religion-beat question of the year. So all together now: Why is...
December 09, 2013
That mainstream press anti-Catholic ‘Philomena’ pileup
In the "now I've seen everything" category, let's welcome self-described atheist film critic Kyle Smith...
December 04, 2013
Did Father Donald Timone ever say, ‘Pray away the gay’?
Not that long ago, our own Mark Kellner took at look at the New York...
December 04, 2013
NYTimes: Catholics acting Catholic, equals ACLU suit
In a startling development, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (headquarters in photo) is...
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