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August 05, 2013
Agnus Dei: Presbyterian hymnal fight makes news
Before we look at a news story from The Tennessean, a little background. Last week...
August 01, 2013
Locking the two popes into one flawed news template
As has been our practice since day one, your GetReligionistas rarely write posts about editorials,...
July 29, 2013
The truly interfaith church of what’s happening now
From the very beginning of this weblog, your GetReligionistas have argued that some of America's...
July 27, 2013
Pod people: About those photo ops in Brazil’s slums
Here a photo op, there a photo op, everywhere a papal photo op. The question...
July 26, 2013
News crisis: when people agree (Lutheran edition)
I'm in St. Louis this week at the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's 65th regular convention. The...
July 24, 2013
Uncovering part of those church modesty debates
As I have mentioned many times here at GetReligion, Deacon Greg Kandra's blog "The Deacon's...
July 20, 2013
About God and that best/frequent/satisfying sex report …
Every now and then, reseachers/activists in a think tank somewhere pull out a major study...
July 18, 2013
Media: Pope says retweets spring the soul!
You may have read stories about the Vatican announcing that Roman Catholics may earn time...
July 11, 2013
Public esteem for journalists sinking. Why?
I'm not ashamed to say that I love journalism. I'm elated that I get to...
July 10, 2013
Not all things considered: NPR on hymns
Let's get the praise for this story about praise music and hymnody out of the...
July 09, 2013
The Independent rings for the Church Police
Son: (Graham Chapman, coming in the door) 'Ello Mum. 'Ello Dad. Klaus: (Eric Idle) 'Ello...
July 09, 2013
Doing the bloody math in emerging civil war in Egypt
It appears that some members of the mainstream press are beginning to do the hard,...
July 07, 2013
Once again: God cures someone, through the prayers of JPII
At this point, I think it's safe to say that almost every story written about...
June 26, 2013
That stark divide in Catholics in America and on high court
Shortly before Barack Obama reached the White House, pollster John C. Green of the University...
June 24, 2013
Attention liberals: Blasphemy cases on the rise in Egypt
As I have said numerous times, I cannot imagine how hard it must be to...
June 22, 2013
Media MIA: Mother Dolores Hart’s love for Jesus
It's the question that echoes between the lines of mainstream news features about the life...
June 21, 2013
Miracle caused by mere memory of John Paul II?
There has been another development in the canonization case of the Blessed John Paul II,...
June 19, 2013
Daily Beast: Bridezillas vs. old-fashioned ties that bind
And now for something completely different. Yes, I am about to praise an article published...
June 13, 2013
On Tim Tebow, ‘spirituality’ and stating the obvious
Here we go again, sort of. Now, I live in the land of purple and...
June 10, 2013
Spotting the sacred ghost in the era of iWeddings
Let me begin with a few confessions. First of all, let me stress that I...
June 04, 2013
Hey Washington Post: There’s only one (gay) Islam? Really?
Anyone who has been paying attention to debates about the future of the Boy Scouts...
June 03, 2013
AP not sweating details on stories
A reader passed along this gem from the Associated Press that begins: SAN FRANCISCO DE...
May 31, 2013
Why can’t press get religion, when covering black churches?
Let's face it. The mainstream press really struggles when trying to cover life in African-American...
May 30, 2013
The big questions facing that out gay Catholic priest
It is my experience, through my decades on the religion beat, that liberal Catholics genuinely...
May 29, 2013
Media’s curiously wrong-headed posession obsession
Last week I made fun of that Associated Press story that claimed Pope Francis was...
May 26, 2013
Why was Vatican mentioned in Womenpriest story?
The editor will be announced in an LA Daily News board meeting. The printing press,...
May 23, 2013
Yes, Pope Francis said: All are ‘redeemed!’ Is that news?
Let's start with the actual words spoken by Pope Francis, in his much quoted, and...
May 23, 2013
Pope Francis’ ‘obsession’ with the devil
It's kind of charming that all popes have to deal with bad media coverage and...
May 08, 2013
Hey! So who is calling the new pope ‘unorthodox’?
So, a faithful GetReligion reader was working his way through a story printed by The...
April 30, 2013
From Reuters: Another by-the-book Womenpriests story
At this point, it seems that mainstream journalists have decided that the Womenpriests movement deserves...
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