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October 31, 2013
WPost examines the demons (and a ghost) in ‘The Exorcist’
It's that time of year again, the time when reporters keep trying to reach author...
October 30, 2013
Define ‘practicing Catholic;’ report the Virginia options
Surely it will come as little surprise to faithful readers of this hear blog to...
October 30, 2013
LATimes skips obvious ‘ghost’ in pet cemetery story
Losing a pet is often -- if not always -- a sad and traumatic experience....
October 28, 2013
LA Times offers a gentle, shallow Catholic health-care story
I was encouraged, and a bit surprised, that the editorial team at The Los Angeles...
October 26, 2013
Got news? Has Kristallnacht come to the Middle East?
There was always an important, yet unstated, idea at the heart of the "On Faith"...
October 24, 2013
A Pope Francis story, from the other side of the notebook
Like many GetReligion readers, I was somewhat rattled by that recent Washington Post story about...
October 18, 2013
Lost in mobs, fire, guns and ink: Is Christ of Sinai safe?
What is the Mona Lisa worth? At the time of their destruction by the Taliban,...
October 14, 2013
Chaplains offering real prayers at fake POW/MIA rites?
Dang! Just when you thought that the news couldn't get any weirder and darker for...
October 13, 2013
Readers get hot and bothered about ‘Sin Burger’ reports
GetReligion is almost a decade old and, from the very beginning, many readers have struggled...
October 09, 2013
Got news? Concerning Catholic priests, Mass and padlocks
Because of my background in church-state studies, for the past third of a century or...
October 06, 2013
Another haunted story about Ravens locker room faith
At this point, fans who pay close attention to the Baltimore Ravens are contemplating a...
September 25, 2013
Taking a legal walk in a church’s non-religious woods
For decades, I have been covering stories involving clashes between religious organizations and state and...
September 24, 2013
Rise of the tiny church, with its no-cost clergyperson
In recent decades mainstream journalists have spilled oceans of ink -- with good cause --...
September 20, 2013
Pope Francis on sin, confession and several other things
It was a story that received very little attention in the United States, other than...
September 18, 2013
Did Aaron Alexis fall into a hole in ‘American’ Buddhism?
It's a sad comment on our age that, in the first tense hours after the...
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 17, 2013
Seeing through a famous glass cathedral, rather dimly
The 2010 bankruptcy of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, founded in 1955 by the Rev. Robert H....
September 15, 2013
Closer to God than all the diagrams in the world
An obituary of Father Robert F. Capon in the New York Times? Sounds great. It...
September 13, 2013
Fresh take on Yom Kippur
I wish we saw more coverage of liturgical holidays but I get why we don't....
September 12, 2013
Dawkins talks 2.0, and Anglicans just can’t catch a break
There he goes, there he goes again. At the moment, the Rt. anti-Rev. Richard Dawkins...
September 09, 2013
Is a global fast for Syria a local news story?
According to Catholic News Agency: Pope Francis made a global petition on Sept. 1 asking...
September 08, 2013
What is the X-factor in Syrian bloodshed? DUH! (updated)
It seems that many networkers in the online world remain fired up about that recent...
August 23, 2013
What do Egyptians really mean when they say ‘sharia’?
One of the major themes in GetReligion posts about Islam over the past decade has...
August 22, 2013
So, is Benedict XVI lying about motives for his retirement?
So let's say that The Telegraph prints a story from its Rome bureau about the...
August 14, 2013
Muslims kill Muslims, for no reasons that can be reported
The bloodshed in Egypt continues and, to be quite frank about it, it's hard to...
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
The Sun talks (just talk, no facts) about an Episcopal hero
I didn't know much about the Rt. Rev. David Leighton -- the 11th diocese of...
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
Major Nidal Hasan talks about faith, like it or not
Some may disagree, but I think we have reached the point where we can say...
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...
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