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July 30, 2014
Are Catholics about to loosen Communion rules?
The professional skill of a reporter can be tested by his abilities to weigh the...
July 28, 2014
The Atlantic: What happened to all those Catholic rites?
Long-time GetReligion readers, do you remember that typology that a wise, older priest -- a...
July 24, 2014
An ISIS tax on Christians? The accurate word is ‘dhimmitude’
A month ago, I wrote a post about the events unfolding in Mosul and argued...
July 14, 2014
Cruz bounces back, with the help of family and, maybe, faith
There is a reason sports fans see so many media images of professional athletes wearing...
July 14, 2014
So, what religions use mind-altering drugs?
MICHAEL-ANN’S QUESTION: While millions observed Easter Sunday or the Passover season April 20, some folks...
July 13, 2014
Resistance to the Guardian is futile
The General Synod of the Church of England -- the legislative organ of the Protestant...
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 11, 2014
In Catholic schools: Demographics is destiny, so is doctrine
Not that long ago, I wrote a post about religious faith and mathematics that turned...
July 09, 2014
Brazil’s faith in football: What happens after the apocalypse?
If you know anything about the sport the world calls "football," then you know that...
July 05, 2014
You can confess — but not to an Anglican priest
The Adelaide Advertiser reports the Anglican Church of Australia has lifted the veil of secrecy...
July 04, 2014
Louis Zamperini: A life transformed by … Billy Graham?
Louis Zamperini had an amazing, amazing life. Actually, he had two of them since --...
July 03, 2014
So, are there unique Episcopal saints or not?
Noticing some fair-haired children in the slave market one morning, Pope Gregory, the memorable pope,...
June 30, 2014
Hobby Lobby in narrow win; Little Sisters of the Poor on deck
So why are the Little Sisters of the Poor at the top of this post...
June 29, 2014
About that NYTimes hint at the future of married priests
A long, long time ago, a Catholic leader gave me a tip as a young...
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 20, 2014
The Atlantic: Apparently, ‘evangelical’ now equals ‘cult’
Veteran GetReligion readers will know that, every year or two, there is some kind of...
June 17, 2014
Arizona Republic gets lots of the Latin Mass details right
It's time for a simple test. Yes, this does involve some Latin. True or false....
June 14, 2014
Got news? Yes, there was a funeral for Ann B. Davis
I realize that I have written two GetReligion posts (here and then here) about the...
June 11, 2014
NYTimes notices old doctrine wars over InterVarsity chapters
The debate started out behind closed doors but quickly jumped into the mainstream press. The...
June 10, 2014
What? You thought Francis, Peres and Abbas really prayed?
Let's state this in journalistic terms. What? You thought that the mainstream journalists covering the...
June 09, 2014
Ann B. Davis: True heroine of alternative families?
My recent GetReligion piece on the life and ministry of actress Ann B. Davis, a...
June 09, 2014
Writing on houses of worship? Ignore the religious
Pop quiz: When you write about baseball or surgery, whom should you quote? That's right....
June 03, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl: Calvinist, Buddhist, Muslim seeker?
While most of the DC Beltway journalists do that dance that they do (Will the...
June 02, 2014
Can Christian unity help a troubled Ukraine?
May 31, 2014
Pod people: Vatican III? Nicea III? Press blind spot 666?
The questions jumped into Twitter in a flash, which is what one would assume would...
May 30, 2014
Got news? Did Erdogan lead prayers in Hagia Sophia or not?
Eastern Orthodox Christians who follow events in the ancient homelands of the Eastern church have...
May 28, 2014
BBC: Another generic, mysterious ‘honor killing’ (updated)
This time the bloody honor killing took place in a public place, for all to...
May 26, 2014
What was the ‘real’ reason Francis made this pilgrimage?
It's time, once again, to face the obvious. There is no subject in the world...
May 25, 2014
Short 30 for 30 slam dunk that gets the faith angle just right
You have to be a pretty intense hoops fan to remember many of the details...
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...
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