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December 30, 2013
NYT: The Obamas and Christmas (no church)
Christmas comes but once a year, the old saying goes. It's a federal holiday as...
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 27, 2013
WPost discovers the bleeding obvious about liturgy today
Basil Fawlty: Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil? Next contestant: Mrs. Sybil Fawlty from...
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 25, 2013
Your GetReligion Christmas news bundle (turn, turn, turn)
As you would expect, your GetReligionistas do our fair share of traveling and celebrating during...
December 23, 2013
HHS ‘religious employer’ definition changed? (updated)
It would be hard to find a city in American that contains more historic Catholic...
December 16, 2013
So which Bible version is really the most authentic?
DUANE ASKS: There are many different versions of the Bible: King James, New International Version,...
December 14, 2013
Eye to eye with Mother Teresa (farewell to Scripps)
A couple of weeks ago, I flew the black religion-beat flag here at GetReligion to...
December 12, 2013
LATimes asks some of the crucial Cardinal Mahony questions
If you were going to design a Catholic cardinal (as opposed to an Episcopal Church...
December 10, 2013
Concerning plastic reindeer and ‘Merry Christmas’ rules
MARY ASKS: What happened to saying “Merry Christmas”? Is the move to saying “Happy Holidays”...
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 06, 2013
Mandela the sinner? Mandela the prophet? Yes, cover both
One of the greatest mysteries in life is the moral complexity that is often found...
December 05, 2013
RNS: It’s no rumor; Turks want Hagia Sophia as a mosque
Talk about a trip into my guilt file. I just did a quick search in...
December 02, 2013
CNN puts religious liberty in scare quotes, but corrects it
It was one of the most famous First Amendment cases in American history. As the...
December 01, 2013
AP’s not-too-religious airport chaplain story
The entire long Thanksgiving weekend, it's widely reported, is the busiest air-travel season in the...
November 28, 2013
Pod people: LA Times cheers for United Methodist ‘reform’
If readers want to know where The Los Angeles Times stands on the issues the...
November 26, 2013
CBS discovers the Catholic priest shortage
I am reaching back a bit into my guilt file -- stories I want to...
November 21, 2013
Clash of absolute truths in WPost coverage of Schaefer trial
And this just in. The editorial team of The Washington Post has published a direct...
November 20, 2013
WPost listens to half of the great United Methodist debate
After years of covering the sexuality wars in America's oldline denominations, I am well aware...
November 18, 2013
Are all Jews preparing for Thanksgivukkah the same way?
Many years ago, I worked at a newspaper -- let's leave the name out of...
November 17, 2013
Here we go again: That new normal on SSM coverage
At this point, I think it is safe to say -- as our own Bobby...
November 16, 2013
NYTimes frames snake handler issue — correctly!
Even though The New York Times is the newspaper I sometimes "love to hate" for its...
November 15, 2013
People were massacred in North Korea for WHAT?!?
Contrary to popular belief, the mainstream press really isn't very effective when it comes to...
November 14, 2013
Got news? Bishops stand on HHS mandate (updated)
What you see at the top of this post is the content of today's Baltimore...
November 11, 2013
All together now: Archbishop Lori leads WHAT committee?
It's that time, again. The U.S. Catholic bishops are back in Baltimore and the agenda...
November 11, 2013
Does help for communities justify churches’ tax exemption?
GORDON ASKS: (Paraphrased) Secularists challenge tax exemptions for houses of worship, saying this denies valuable...
November 07, 2013
This is praise: USA Today church-state story was confusing
Welcome back to the First Amendment wars, an increasingly active front in our nation's Culture...
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 02, 2013
Pod people: Does it matter if celebrities/royals have faith?
As the old saying goes, Americans don't have a royal family. We have celebrities. We...
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...
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