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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
Journalism highs and lows: Christianity and gays edition
I'm elated to be able to highlight a wonderful article headlined "Christians' views vary on...
June 18, 2013
BBC attacks major same-sex marriage stereotype (updated)
Here inside the Beltway, a kind of nervous hush has settled over the church-state battlefield...
June 18, 2013
Put not your trust in Huffington Post headlines
I know a maiden fair to see, Take care! She can both false and friendly...
June 10, 2013
Southern Baptists on the downhill slide?
This just in from The Associated Press: Southern Baptists are having a tough time. But...
June 04, 2013
Hey Washington Post: There’s only one (gay) Islam? Really?
Anyone who has been paying attention to debates about the future of the Boy Scouts...
June 04, 2013
Evangelicalism is political, but not a political movement
How many political issues do American evangelicals care about? Apparently, just two: abortion and same-sex...
May 30, 2013
The big questions facing that out gay Catholic priest
It is my experience, through my decades on the religion beat, that liberal Catholics genuinely...
May 24, 2013
After the Boy Scouts? For a few, camping with doctrine
When considering the forces pulling at the Boy Scouts of America, one thing journalists really...
May 21, 2013
Let me draw your attention to this fascinating article in the Parisian weekly news magazine...
May 21, 2013
How To Be A Lousy Journalist
Over at Intercollegiate Review, I have a piece with some helpful journalism tips. Here's how...
May 15, 2013
Ready! Set! Be bored by Illinois’ same-sex marriage debate!
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's "Religion News on the Web" page is one...
May 10, 2013
Asking the Boy Scout questions that matter the most
If you know anything about the politics of gay rights, you know that there is...
May 01, 2013
So, does LA need a ‘conservative’ newspaper or not?
Time for a quick trip into tmatt's infamous GetReligion file of guilt. You just know...
April 12, 2013
That ghost in Dr. Ben Carson’s, well, moral theology
The folks who edit and operate the newspaper that lands in my front yard are...
April 05, 2013
Washington Post tries to define ‘liberal’ in Maryland
There is much to applaud in today's Washington Post story that ran under the headline,...
April 04, 2013
Flash! Cardinal says all people created in God’s image
In a way, the existence of the short New York Times story that ran with...
March 30, 2013
Another hack piece by CNN … maybe (Updated)
What's good for the goose is good for, um, Sarah Pulliam Bailey. Right? Sarah, former...
March 29, 2013
Whoa! Questions about marriage and religious liberty!
Yesterday some of us got a bit academic (and some of us practiced calling people...
March 28, 2013
Who knew Piers Morgan could be thought-provoking?
The Huffington Post's Jon Ward is a thoughtful reporter and one who uncovers ghosts on...
March 27, 2013
Marriage vs. marriage (or, What is marriage?)
Yesterday morning there was quite a bit of activity in and near the Supreme Court...
March 26, 2013
Polyamory, pessimism and other same-sex marriage ink
After years of pointing out how unbelievably unprofessional the journalism of same-sex marriage coverage was,...
March 23, 2013
One-sided look at controversial Baptist flock in Charlotte
It has been quite some time since I have used an old GetReligion term (Cheers!),...
March 22, 2013
At last! Actual journalism on the same-sex marriage beat
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. I was...
March 14, 2013
A press litany: Will Pope Francis just hold that Vatican line?
As always, the gospel according to The New York Times -- in an early version...
March 13, 2013
Benedict XVI yearned for return to the old Catholic Europe?
Does anyone remember why the powerful Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger selected the name Benedict XVI when...
March 12, 2013
Good Catholic info, sort of, but lousy ‘Catholic’ headline
Right now, editors in major newsrooms are doing everything they can to cover the papal...
March 09, 2013
Pod people: Can journalism be a civilizing influence?
On this week's Crossroads podcast, host Todd Wilken and I talked about recent admissions from...
March 06, 2013
Critical thinking would help reporters cover gay debates
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