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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 31, 2013
Time out for all California sexual-abuse cases?
It's time for a quick dip into tmatt's massive file of GetReligion guilt, the cyber-place...
July 30, 2013
Pope Francis’ 1st miracle: media coverage of mercy
A day after Popocalypse 2013 happened, we have the actual transcript of the remarks that...
July 29, 2013
Media obsession dangers: Pope and gay priests edition
Ermagerd, everybody! The Pope has renounced all church teaching on everything! Stop the presses! Start...
July 28, 2013
When lawsuits attack, Catholic edition
A few weeks ago, a lawsuit in Nevada made news because it revolved around alleged...
July 24, 2013
Uncovering part of those church modesty debates
As I have mentioned many times here at GetReligion, Deacon Greg Kandra's blog "The Deacon's...
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 12, 2013
Pod people: The thin line between insight and hearsay
Earlier this week, I critiqued an Associated Press story on the hullabaloo caused by a...
July 10, 2013
In Kentucky, ‘Shiite Baptists’ and the crazy old uncle
Thou shalt not write an inflammatory newspaper column. Hell, it seems, hath no fury like...
July 08, 2013
Porn: crack cocaine for Christian men?
No, this post isn't a totally blatant attempt to drive up pageviews by including "porn"...
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 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...
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 16, 2013
Are gay blinkers distorting the New York Times on Vatican?
The New York Times is shocked, shocked to hear Pope Francis say there is a...
June 13, 2013
Holy Scouts! Southern Baptists didn’t do what we expected!
So, when push came to shove, what did the Southern Baptist Convention decide to do...
June 11, 2013
Bali, bikinis, Miss World and fear of Islam’s ‘extremist fringe’
I would like to ask a journalistic question and I want to stress that this...
June 08, 2013
Pod people: ‘Mass exodus’ from the Boy Scouts?
One of the wonderful things about writing is the ability to type something, decide it's...
June 07, 2013
Why did a Catholic Raven skip White House visit? (updated)
Let's create a journalism parable. Let's say that there is a Republican president in office...
June 06, 2013
When a pastor has an affair and nobody’s talking
A megachurch pastor resigns after admitting an affair. That sounds like a news story, right?...
June 05, 2013
Seven questions about Boy Scout gay policy coverage
Headlines over the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay members are still...
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 02, 2013
The theology in all those Father Greeley sex scenes
Much like his friend (historian, not theologian) Martin Marty, the prominent sociologist (not theologian) Father...
June 01, 2013
Churches dumping Boy Scouts over gay policy … or not?
Godbeat pro Bob Smietana wrote a story this week exploring whether churches will keep sponsoring Boy...
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 20, 2013
Brittany Griner: ESPN gets close to key question
Truth be told, I still think that the question I asked a few weeks ago...
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