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August 01, 2014
Same as it ever was: It’s time for a new, old GetReligion
You know that whole Christmas in July thing, when stores and other groups have fun...
July 31, 2014
Wait? Who is calling who an ‘evangelical’ or ‘conservative’?
Bravo and a big amen to Religion News Service editor Kevin Eckstrom for a crisp...
July 28, 2014
The Atlantic: What happened to all those Catholic rites?
Long-time GetReligion readers, do you remember that typology that a wise, older priest -- a...
July 27, 2014
Mariam goes free, at last, while some questions linger
Other than editors trying to figure out the correct spelling of her name, there were...
July 21, 2014
How should we define — and assess — atheism?
DANIEL ASKS: Is it becoming possible to be religious without believing in god? (the lower-case...
July 16, 2014
Concerning the latest (alleged) interview with Pope Francis
So how would you like to be a press officer for the Vatican these days?...
July 11, 2014
Do the words of the Dalai Lama matter to all Buddhists?
CNN reports the Dalai Lama --the spiritual leader of Tibet -- has urged his co-religionists...
July 11, 2014
In Catholic schools: Demographics is destiny, so is doctrine
Not that long ago, I wrote a post about religious faith and mathematics that turned...
July 10, 2014
Wrestling with that old Anglican timeline, in South Carolina
Anyone who follows news on the religion beat knows the drill when it comes to...
July 03, 2014
Attention editors: Is there a ‘Little Sisters’ case in your area?
While the post-Hobby Lobby meltdown continues on the cultural and journalistic left -- this New...
June 29, 2014
About that NYTimes hint at the future of married priests
A long, long time ago, a Catholic leader gave me a tip as a young...
June 26, 2014
Pod people: Sometimes editors really need to do the math
I have never been much of a math guy, but sometimes you have to see...
June 21, 2014
Got religion? Better not put it on your first resume
Day after day, week after week, month after month, religion-beat reporters receive emails from pollsters,...
June 20, 2014
The Atlantic: Apparently, ‘evangelical’ now equals ‘cult’
Veteran GetReligion readers will know that, every year or two, there is some kind of...
June 19, 2014
NYTimes: Why did two towns produce so many priests?
At least once a year, a major newsroom in the United States produces a big...
June 18, 2014
Nuns, strippers and the never-boring Godbeat
Sister Mary Clarence could totally fix this: Nuns file suit over noisy strip club next...
June 17, 2014
Arizona Republic gets lots of the Latin Mass details right
It's time for a simple test. Yes, this does involve some Latin. True or false....
June 14, 2014
Got news? Yes, there was a funeral for Ann B. Davis
I realize that I have written two GetReligion posts (here and then here) about the...
June 07, 2014
BBC veteran: You know, the press just doesn’t get religion
Well, here is a gift to a GetReligionista who is on vacation. I mean, what...
June 05, 2014
We don’t need no religion education, or do we?
I'm on the road this week, sunburned and tuckered out. So rather than do a...
June 03, 2014
Building religion IQ in reporters? We say, ‘Amen!’
Usually, GetReligion focuses on critiquing mainstream media coverage of religion and pointing out holy ghosts....
June 01, 2014
Debating the new Associated Press Stylebook, round two
At this point, I still do not have a copy of the new Associated Press...
May 28, 2014
Whoa! Religion chapter added to AP Stylebook
The 2014 Stylebook launches today, featuring a new religion chapter. pic.twitter.com/wGjOXjdiPK— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook)...
May 28, 2014
And the Godbeat goes on: Yet another veteran is forced out
Insult + injury? It could look that way, but it was probably just a blunder...
May 22, 2014
NPR asks Vatican experts to discuss hopes of the Orthodox
Try to imagine a story about crucial, tense talks between Democrats and Republicans that only...
May 21, 2014
WPost probes hot debate on the banks of River Jordan
I have crossed the Jordan River twice in my life and both times the experience...
May 20, 2014
Generic person of God (or gods) busted for selling fake art
So, if you read a news report about a politician who did something really stupid...
May 15, 2014
How much religion news can fit in 300-500 words?
Given your short attention span, I'll make this brief. And I'll get right to the...
May 05, 2014
Pope Francis on economics: How innovative? How savvy?
JIM ASKS: Conservative commentators ridiculed [Pope Francis's decree Evangelii Gaudium] for its criticism of the...
May 02, 2014
Newspaper reporter critiqued by GetReligion fires back
.@TipsForJesus still leaves $$$, so for #Easter, we asked ethicists - is it moral?
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