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October 30, 2013
Define ‘practicing Catholic;’ report the Virginia options
Surely it will come as little surprise to faithful readers of this hear blog to...
October 28, 2013
Detroit paper ducks Bible when female Baptist bishop quits
I haven't been around that many Baptists of late, but one of the first things...
October 25, 2013
Could Prince George’s baptism rekindle rite among British?
It would be impossible to compare coverage among major news outlets, so plentiful have been...
October 12, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox case that is anything but
It's not about religion. So said Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Joseph Gribko in a story...
October 07, 2013
Hey, LA Times, there’s more to HHS fight than Hobby Lobby
First things first: I have to admit that I almost choked on my diet cherry...
October 05, 2013
When religious liberty clashes with gay rights
This was the headline on a Wall Street Journal story this week: Some Businesses Balk...
October 02, 2013
Kleenex alert: Tale of tragedy, irony and Christianity
It's not every day that an obituary of a non-celebrity appears above the fold on...
September 29, 2013
Got news? Looking at key facts in the Chris Davis timeline
It's the last day of the regular baseball season and for fans of the Baltimore...
September 11, 2013
Ghost in that NYTimes Justice Kennedy hagiography
It's time for a quick dip into my unusually thick GetReligion folder of guilt, that...
September 05, 2013
Sun does it again: Ghost in the Ngata and Suggs friendship
Are you ready for some football! GetReligion readers: What?!? So, the National Football League season...
September 04, 2013
Hey AP: Where is religious left on religious liberty issues?
A long, long time ago, 1998 to be precise, I wrote a column marking the...
August 30, 2013
Should some marriages be scare-quoted?
Many moons ago, when I was asking questions about why Religion News Service put "religious...
August 29, 2013
On poverty, race, families and Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Other than arguments about the United States becoming entangled in Syria, and Miley Cyrus coming...
August 27, 2013
A murdered child, a guilty teen, ‘Dexter’ and a very real hell
One of the big ideas of this website, oft repeated in a variety of wordings,...
August 12, 2013
The Sun talks (just talk, no facts) about an Episcopal hero
I didn't know much about the Rt. Rev. David Leighton -- the 11th diocese of...
August 10, 2013
Tim Tebow meets the fans in liberal New England
Man, that Tim Tebow is way more popular than he should be, in light of...
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...
July 22, 2013
Can’t headline writers and reporters get on the same page?
We live in an age of unprecedented communications technology. With access to cell phones, Skype,...
July 20, 2013
Some RNS cheerleading for gay marriage
A poor outing from Religion News Service this week in its article about the passage...
July 20, 2013
About God and that best/frequent/satisfying sex report …
Every now and then, reseachers/activists in a think tank somewhere pull out a major study...
July 17, 2013
Boy Scouts: Hollywood vs. some vague army of Americans
On one level, the recent Reuters "special report" on the financial issues haunting the 10,600-acre...
July 13, 2013
Pay wall blues: This inspirational SI cover gets religion
Are there any working journalists in this day and age who do not have a...
July 11, 2013
Strangely faith-free story about ministry to feed the poor
For the past two decades, I have spent quite a bit of time driving the...
July 03, 2013
Painful silences in CBS chat on same-sex marriage rulings
OK, follow me carefully here, because it is especially interesting who passed the following item...
June 28, 2013
Pod people: Have many Americans tuned out the press?
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage, I wrote two...
June 28, 2013
Want balanced coverage? USA Today shows how it’s done
A few weeks ago a study on news media coverage by the Pew Research Center...
June 27, 2013
Wait, Baltimore’s archbishop is a national voice on WHAT?
As one would imagine, the editorial team that produces the newspaper that lands in my...
June 26, 2013
That stark divide in Catholics in America and on high court
Shortly before Barack Obama reached the White House, pollster John C. Green of the University...
June 24, 2013
The Age gives ex-gay ministries a fair hearing
There was a man bites dog story in the Australian press that caught my eye...
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