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November 27, 2013
Hey WPost: What did Pope Francis say about abortion?
It is a serious understatement to note that Pope Francis has made more than his...
November 27, 2013
Reuters skips a key detail in Israel’s wedding wars — divorce
Everybody loves a wedding, or so culture would have us believe. However, according to a...
November 26, 2013
What was the demon Adam Lanza locked in that hard drive?
From the beginning, there was a familiar moral tension at the heart of news coverage...
November 25, 2013
Hobby Lobby, the Little Sisters of the Poor and the NYTimes
As a rule, conflicts between church and state are extremely complex and often produce headaches,...
November 21, 2013
Deja vu: NYTimes Slams Catholics For Being Catholic
It numbers a recent U.S. Postmaster General (John Potter), and a current associate justice of...
November 21, 2013
Clash of absolute truths in WPost coverage of Schaefer trial
And this just in. The editorial team of The Washington Post has published a direct...
November 19, 2013
Is there a religion ghost in Liz Cheney’s closet or not?
As we have watched the gossipy headlines roll past in recent days, I have found...
November 17, 2013
Here we go again: That new normal on SSM coverage
At this point, I think it is safe to say -- as our own Bobby...
November 07, 2013
Still another one-sided same-sex marriage story
Here we go again. A major media organization has published still another one-sided story on the...
November 05, 2013
Yo! NYPost! Did that school have a Catholic covenant?
This story is getting very, very familiar and it's clear that these lawsuits are happening...
November 04, 2013
What is the moral status of sex outside of marriage?
ANNE ASKS: Do we have to get married to have sex? What does the Bible...
November 03, 2013
The Merc is shocked, shocked, by Santa Clara U move
There's nothing the mainstream press likes more than a controversy, even if it has to...
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 30, 2013
Universalism at play? Or is this church split only about sex?
The Dallas Morning News — which dropped its paywall Oct. 1 — had an interesting...
October 24, 2013
A Pope Francis story, from the other side of the notebook
Like many GetReligion readers, I was somewhat rattled by that recent Washington Post story about...
October 23, 2013
Yet another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story
Over the weekend, I did a post titled "Another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story." I...
October 19, 2013
Another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story
Case closed. The Associated Press has decided, apparently, that stories need to include only side....
October 14, 2013
Catholic university acts, well, Catholic — media stunned
"Is the pope Catholic?" is an old question, suggesting a rather obvious answer. Of course the...
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...
September 20, 2013
Pope Francis on sin, confession and several other things
It was a story that received very little attention in the United States, other than...
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 10, 2013
And now, a newsworthy word from the Rt. anti-Rev. Dawkins
First things first. Wait just a minute: Richard Dawkins said what?!? By way of a...
September 06, 2013
Imagine Pope Francis; help artists win prizes
So, unless you have spent quite a bit of time on another planet in recent...
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 22, 2013
So, is Benedict XVI lying about motives for his retirement?
So let's say that The Telegraph prints a story from its Rome bureau about the...
August 21, 2013
Interesting Rowan Williams apology: And important, too
Let us return, for a moment, to that interesting quote the other day from the...
August 19, 2013
AP badly flubs Catholic teaching
The media's obsession with sexualityism is somehow getting even more pronounced. We have a backlog...
August 15, 2013
Sex and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The largest Lutheran group in the United States is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America....
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 06, 2013
Do we cover hypocrisy consistently?
It is my fallen nature that causes me to delight in stories about hypocrisy. We...
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