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February 24, 2014
Keeping Lent: Not once a year but four times
TERRY (YES, that TERRY) ASKS: Whatever happened to the Lenten disciplines that used to be...
February 21, 2014
The sad story of a priest, a partial-penitent and the press
At this point, it is no longer unusual to read a news story about an...
February 17, 2014
Part II of America’s church slide: What to do?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Part I of "Why the slide in the influence of America's churches?" GENE...
February 13, 2014
Doing right by the pope — and by the readers
What a pleasure it is to see a writer do it right. So it's a...
February 12, 2014
That faceless, mysterious flock of atheists in Guitar Town
One of the rules here at GetReligion is that we really, really try to understand...
February 12, 2014
Baring their souls: Seeking more coverage on naked church
Strip down this post to its bare essentials, and here's the naked truth: Sometimes the...
February 11, 2014
United Methodists fighting over gay marriage — period?
Maybe it's because I covered religion in Colorado during the 1980s, but I find it...
February 06, 2014
The Guardian: Ridiculing the saints, the Virgin and prayer
Why do we fight? Why do we write? What motivates our editor tmatt and the...
February 04, 2014
Jim Davis agrees to join GetReligion’s thriving Florida bureau
EDITOR'S NOTE: What can I say? When I lived in South Florida this guy was...
February 03, 2014
Women and men and the Bible and the church
PARK ASKS: What are the major scriptural passages [and interpretations] relative to a complementarian and...
February 01, 2014
Concerning AP and the Vatican’s ‘glass ceiling’ for women
Your GetReligionistas received several angry emails this past week about the following Associated Press story,...
January 31, 2014
New bishop in Harrisburg: One story, one side, one problem
OK, gentle readers, once again I need to stress that the following post on a...
January 30, 2014
Read this story and weep! But ask a few more questions
Every now and then, I receive private emails, or emails sent through our contact link,...
January 30, 2014
Now who was that Joseph guy in the old story from Genesis?
Former GetReligionista Brad Greenberg passed along this interesting item from Twitter, which barely requires commentary...
January 27, 2014
God, prayer and the winner of the Super Bowl
THIS WEEK, the question doesn’t come from a “Religion Q and A” reader but a...
January 22, 2014
Time magazine claims that Bible-ness is next to Godliness
An old Salvation Army musical production -- the kind of church entertainment often aimed at...
January 20, 2014
Oh, those religious fund-raisers
GRETCHEN ASKS: (Paraphrasing) She attended a fund-raising event for an unnamed organization where a slide...
January 19, 2014
On the cautious use of loaded terms such as ‘messianism’
So let's try this again. The other day I wrote about a news report that...
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 15, 2014
New to the Godbeat in St. Louis: Lilly Fowler
Congrats to @RNS contributor @LillyAFowler, succeeding @townsendreport as #religion writer at @STLtoday. Starts Jan. 20....
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
What M.Z. said: Doctor Who vs. Jesus at BuzzFeed?
First things first: Yes, I am a big Doctor Who fan. Thus, I find the...
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 10, 2014
So what is the new ‘On Faith’ about, in these early days?
Through the years, your GetReligionistas tended to offer rather mixed views of the "On Faith"...
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 06, 2014
Hail Epiphany and farewell to Christmas (and white Santas)
First things first: I hope that readers who are into that whole Christian calendar had...
January 04, 2014
NPR stumbles on GOP and Darwinian orthodoxy
Here's a shocker, but not really. More Democrats than Republicans believe in evolution, or so...
January 01, 2014
Oklahoma news: A Christmas ‘miracle’ via the local atheists
News stories blending the miraculous with Christmas aren't difficult to find: families reunited, poor children...
December 31, 2013
Does ‘Pope Francis effect’ mean a Catholic growth trend?
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