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December 09, 2013
That mainstream press anti-Catholic ‘Philomena’ pileup
In the "now I've seen everything" category, let's welcome self-described atheist film critic Kyle Smith...
December 06, 2013
WSJ gets the tone right on Holocaust survivor story
There's so much bad reporting about religion and religion-related stories these days -- the continual...
December 04, 2013
NYTimes: Catholics acting Catholic, equals ACLU suit
In a startling development, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (headquarters in photo) is...
November 24, 2013
NYTimes: Mouseketeer-turned-Pagan-turned-Christian trip
One of the staples of evangelical Christianity -- at least so far as I can...
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 05, 2013
Mainline killed the local church star — paper blinks
The death of a congregation is never pleasant, and the closure of the West Side...
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...
November 01, 2013
Is Columbia, Md., really a spirit-enriching secular city?
I am not a huge fan of Utopian visions, but I have always had a...
October 29, 2013
Praise be to Soros for investing millions in Baltimore
So, does the cultural left have a leader who might play the role that the...
October 29, 2013
Forgetting the kippah or crucifix (and the second why)
All-nighters and Domino's Pizza at the student newspaper. X-acto knives and 2-point tape. The smell...
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 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 08, 2013
NYTimes offers tales of two very different Christian colleges
The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana, has had a reputation as one of the...
October 07, 2013
So long, GetReligion
It was about eight years ago exactly when I surprised Terry Mattingly by shouting his...
October 02, 2013
Pew news: You don’t have to be religious to be Jewish
Readers (and bloggers) "of a certain age" will recall the famous advertising campaign for Levy's...
September 17, 2013
Holy scandal! Is sipping holy water really dangerous?
OK! OK! I yield to all of you who sent me the link to that...
September 16, 2013
Advent of a GetReligion scribe: Mark Kellner climbs aboard
Greetings, I am Mark Kellner, and right now you can call me the "new kid"...
September 03, 2013
PBS: Understanding Syria (minus any nasty religion stuff)
So here we go again. This weekend I mentioned an online explainer piece served up...
September 03, 2013
Jake Tapper on opinion journalism masquerading as news
I'm a longtime fan of Jake Tapper of CNN, and formerly of ABC News. I...
August 30, 2013
Don’t get Left Behind? Evangelical views of eschatology
In a recent obituary for Russell S. Doughten Jr., an “Iowa filmmaker who made post-rapture...
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 26, 2013
Hurrah: Learning more about Antoinette Tuff’s religion
The other day I was reading an obituary of Tom Christian, descendent of the Bounty...
August 16, 2013
Hey, you put your opinion in my news!
One of the many products offered by Religion News Service is its daily round-up of...
August 13, 2013
On the ‘heartbreaking’ death of a city church
The Godbeat reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel consistently does good work. "After 125 years,...
August 12, 2013
Married 60 times before age 18 in Egypt
The Washington Post had a religion news blog item last week headlined, horrifyingly, "‘Some girls...
August 09, 2013
Following up on the Sikh temple shooting
I'm a sucker for a good follow-up story and the Associated Press hit this one...
August 08, 2013
To protest abortion coverage, a #MarchOnMedia
Yesterday I found out about protest against the media's coverage of abortion. It's called March...
August 07, 2013
New York Times on the death of an unborn child
You might recall that the New York Times told readers Kermit Gosnell was on trial...
August 06, 2013
USA Today offers faith-free look at meditation, stress
Journalists who try to cover the life and teachings of Deepak Chopra always face the...
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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