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July 24, 2014
An ISIS tax on Christians? The accurate word is ‘dhimmitude’
A month ago, I wrote a post about the events unfolding in Mosul and argued...
July 22, 2014
Pod people: Are all political liberals also on moral left?
Every now and then, Issues, Etc., host Todd Wilken take and I off in one...
July 18, 2014
Changing climate — of church views on the environment
USA Today has been eroding its standard of short, shallow stories. And for a complex...
July 03, 2014
So, are there unique Episcopal saints or not?
Noticing some fair-haired children in the slave market one morning, Pope Gregory, the memorable pope,...
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 24, 2014
Journalism, facts and the fires of hell (revisited)
Without a theory the facts are silent, the economist F. A. Hayek has written. That...
June 24, 2014
Journalists covering Iraq, please learn this word — ‘dhimmi’
Like it or not, journalists and editors who are handling coverage of events in Iraq...
June 12, 2014
NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq
The news from Iraq grows more and more distressing, at least for those who favor...
June 11, 2014
TASS on Russia’s talking dogs
Politicians were like talking dogs in a circus: the fact that they existed was uncommonly...
June 11, 2014
NYTimes notices old doctrine wars over InterVarsity chapters
The debate started out behind closed doors but quickly jumped into the mainstream press. The...
June 10, 2014
What? You thought Francis, Peres and Abbas really prayed?
Let's state this in journalistic terms. What? You thought that the mainstream journalists covering the...
June 02, 2014
Can Christian unity help a troubled Ukraine?
May 31, 2014
Pod people: Vatican III? Nicea III? Press blind spot 666?
The questions jumped into Twitter in a flash, which is what one would assume would...
May 30, 2014
Got news? Did Erdogan lead prayers in Hagia Sophia or not?
Eastern Orthodox Christians who follow events in the ancient homelands of the Eastern church have...
May 26, 2014
What was the ‘real’ reason Francis made this pilgrimage?
It's time, once again, to face the obvious. There is no subject in the world...
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 14, 2014
Shock: Russian Orthodoxy gives drag queen thumbs down
Dear GetReligion readers: Some of you wrote to say that you wanted to know what...
April 24, 2014
Assad’s Easter and mysterious attacks on Syrian Christians
Why are Syrian Christians being targeted by Islamist rebels? The Western press cannot agree on...
April 20, 2014
Glorious Pascha! The Baltimore Sun gets the key parts right
I keep saying this year after year, but it's true. One of the greatest challenges...
April 13, 2014
Pod people: So what could reporters cover during Lent?
Long, long ago, back at the beginning of Lent, I put up a post that...
April 10, 2014
Pod people: ‘Pinko’ Pat Buchanan and the Daily Mail
Heavy breathing this week from London's Daily Mail, which has denounced American political commentator Patrick...
April 09, 2014
The final days march past: Was there any news in Lent 2014?
Let's face it folks. There is a very real possibility that this posts exists as...
April 08, 2014
Baby boomers and (some) traditions for ‘green’ funerals
The other day I wrote a post noting that, in addition to sex, drugs and...
April 03, 2014
No peace in our time for the Ukraine
One hundred years from now, when the history of these past few months in the...
March 25, 2014
Baltimore Sun prints a plug for ‘meditation’ — one form of it
Long ago, I worked in for a newspaper that published a large, large feature story...
March 20, 2014
Memory eternal: Metropolitan Philip’s life was a story
Anyone who has worked on the religion beat for more than, well, a week knows...
March 20, 2014
Back in the USSR! Izvestia on the Crimea
Save for Mitt Romney, no one -- in my opinion, at least -- appears likely...
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