Got news? Concerning Catholic priests, Mass and padlocks

Because of my background in church-state studies, for the past third of a century or so I have been interested in the many legal puzzles linked to the work of military chaplains. The bottom line: There is no easy way to provide doctrinally specific care to all of the sailors on a submarine (or a [Read More...]

Ghosts in interview with Navy SEAL sniper’s widow

This past weekend, The Dallas Morning News ran an in-depth story on Taya Kyle, widow of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. It’s one of those meaty, emotional stories that make Sunday the best day of the week to read the newspaper. (Unfortunately for non-subscribers, the nearly 2,000-word piece is mostly hidden behind a paywall.) Here’s the [Read More...]

An Army (trend) of one (or maybe two)

There’s an old journalism joke that goes, “Q: How do journalists count? A: One, two, trend.” You can tell the joke is old since it implies that it takes at least three examples for a journalist to declare a “trend” and to write an article about it. In the Twitter age, journalists who wait ’til [Read More...]

I share, you evangelize, they proselytize

Defense Dept. say proselytism is banned but evangelism is ok (and no one’s getting court martialed) ow.ly/kERmC — ReligionNewsService (@RNS) May 3, 2013 Many moons ago, before I came to write for GetReligion, I was a devoted GetReligion reader. And I remember reader Will Linden used to comment something along the lines of: I share, [Read More...]


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