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March 24, 2014
Why did some ancient religions fall and others rise?
MADDIE ASKS: What caused ancient religions to become less prevalent? THE RELIGION GUY ANSWERS: Our...
March 20, 2014
Memory eternal: Metropolitan Philip’s life was a story
Anyone who has worked on the religion beat for more than, well, a week knows...
March 17, 2014
Is it legal to let St. Patrick be St. Patrick? (Plus MZ zinger)
I guess that the crucial question -- at this moment in time -- is whether...
March 17, 2014
Seeking “Help!” on five venerable world religions
JAEDE ASKS: I need to know the founder, area of the world it’s in, what...
March 16, 2014
Dominican posts handy guide to Pope Francis press myths
Every now and then a scribe at some other weblog (and we're not just talking...
March 12, 2014
Good news: Generic nuns released in Syria!
For three months now, members of my parish just south of Baltimore have been praying...
March 12, 2014
Concerning that gathering called by the Ecumenical Patriarch
"Journalism is the first rough draft of history," according to a famous quote by publisher...
March 10, 2014
Could the pope of Rome ever be Jewish?
ELIZABETH ASKS: Isn’t it possible for the Pope to be Jewish? And if the Catholic...
March 05, 2014
Attention NYTimes: Boko Haram has made its goals clear
There is much to commend in the recent New York Times report that ran under...
March 03, 2014
Sharp reporting exposes anti-Israel PCUSA study
I once made a Presbyterian leader sputter. Didn’t mean to. I just asked a question...
February 26, 2014
Got news? A Baptist emerges as acting president of Ukraine
The news rolls on in Ukraine, with leaders of the opposition attempting to get some...
February 25, 2014
Yo, Globe: Why settle for fog when you have a better option?
So I had a meeting the other day with a former GetReligionista and, within minutes,...
February 10, 2014
How to cover the Mormons, England and religious liberty
It goes without saying that Godbeat veteran Peggy Fletcher Stack of the Salt Lake City...
February 06, 2014
Were there any ghosts in the Rosenberg diary? You think?
First things first: Anyone who is interested in history, especially the history of the ideas...
January 30, 2014
Read this story and weep! But ask a few more questions
Every now and then, I receive private emails, or emails sent through our contact link,...
January 29, 2014
Got news? Prayers and poetry in the Ukraine standoff
The daily march of the headlines from Kiev continues. The other day, I offered up...
January 15, 2014
Whoa! Was John Kerry being too messianic or Messianic?
Holy dictionary! Talk about leaving a crucial term in a story undefined, unexplained, unattributed or...
January 11, 2014
NYTimes mostly ‘gets it’ on German schools and Islam
A few days ago, George Conger took to this space to "bury" The New York Times...
January 09, 2014
News flash! AP ends the Great Schism of 1054!
Many moons ago -- just under a quarter of a century -- I covered a...
January 08, 2014
What? The press overlooked key Catholic stories in 2013?
First of all, I would like to stress that I had already decided, several days...
January 01, 2014
Happy (religious) New Year, all year long, age after age
THE GUY EXPLAINS: Lacking a specific question from a reader, The Guy takes on his...
December 28, 2013
Pod people: What was top 2013 story for Pope Francis?
I am sure that GetReligion readers will be shocked, shocked to know that the Godbeat...
December 26, 2013
Pope addresses world peace AND persecution (again)
Covering speeches is tricky, I tell the students in my reporting classes. A good public...
December 21, 2013
That oh-so-predictable CNN article on ducks and doctrine
So color me confused. At the moment, CNN is hailing this article -- "Does Phil...
December 18, 2013
Ghosts in those one-sided reports about victims in Syria
Rare is the day that I do not receive at least one or two emails...
December 17, 2013
UK’s Telegraph finds atheists in Florida — film at 11
Here's a shocker: America is becoming more secular, atheism is on the rise and --...
December 16, 2013
WPost hints at religious ghosts in India’s rape crisis
Several years ago, during a tour to promote The Media Project book called "Blind Spot:...
December 11, 2013
On Pope Francis: What matters most is, ‘Who am I to judge?’
Pope Francis has been warned. The powers that be at Time magazine have named him...
December 09, 2013
Vote now! Time serves up correction of the year (updated)
It may be the religion-beat question of the year. So all together now: Why is...
December 05, 2013
RNS: It’s no rumor; Turks want Hagia Sophia as a mosque
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