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July 22, 2014
The Mosul purge: How good is the media coverage?
The purge of Christians from Mosul in northern Iraq -- home to thriving Christian communities...
July 15, 2014
For Cologne archbishop, Reuters emits a scent of bias
The new archbishop of Cologne, Germany, is all about gays. At least it is, according...
July 12, 2014
Latin Mass: Why did NYTimes avoid rite’s liberal enemies?
There is this old, old, old saying that you will often hear quoted in discussions...
July 09, 2014
Pope’s abuse apology: Media did a fair job, surprisingly
Mainstream media didn't pile onto Pope Francis. I know that sounds cynical -- something like...
June 23, 2014
Headline writers duck and cover when Francis improvises
It must be very hard to be a headline writer in the age of Pope...
June 04, 2014
Was Catholic ‘teaching’ involved in latest Ireland scandal?
If I have heard this statement once at pro-life rallies I have heard it a...
May 26, 2014
Is Cardinal Dolan’s star fading? NYTimes ‘somes’ it up
I’ve just made up a rule for reading news: The confidence a writer places in...
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 14, 2014
Nuanced portrait of a rising Catholic star: Cardinal Wuerl
Well, darn. Someone in the media remembers that there are other Catholic leaders besides Pope...
May 12, 2014
Devil in the details: WPost on Francis teaching about Satan
The current head of the Catholic Church has often shocked liberals by showing he actually...
April 30, 2014
LATimes offers readers a simple, one-sided take on Vatican
Every niche website has a few "big ideas" that drive its work day after day....
April 28, 2014
Only one vision of the complex lives of two Vatican II saints
So, what was that remarkable "day of the four popes" all about anyway? Prepare to...
April 24, 2014
So divorced man says his new wife says the pope said ….
Well, there is no question that the buzz-worthy story of the day is the further...
April 22, 2014
The Atlantic slips — somehow — inside mind of Benedict XVI
During the annual pre-Easter season of snarky or mildly negative religion stories, I think that...
April 07, 2014
Did Pope Francis have to go to confession?
RACHAEL ASKS: Who does the pope go to if he has to go to confession...
April 02, 2014
Archbishop sells his fancy digs; NYTimes digs a bit deeper
What we have here is a very solid New York Times story about a somewhat...
April 01, 2014
The obvious gap in that NYTimes report on sexual abuse
Almost a year ago, The New York Times launched a series of web-only video-and-text features...
March 31, 2014
When you wish upon a trend … it’s no longer news
Sometimes, anecdotes are a wellspring for indepth reporting. Other times, it just leads to wishful...
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