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September 30, 2013
To use or not to use: Journalists and the word ‘Islam’
Do you ever get the impression, when reading mainstream news stories, that some editors have...
September 27, 2013
The warning in the atheist pastor story
The New York Times today has a piece headlined "Minister Admits Overstating Her Credentials," an...
September 26, 2013
Praying Jews flock to the Temple Mount; world notices
If there is a "Ground Zero" for the world's three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity...
September 22, 2013
Pod people: Religion and mass shootings
The Crossroads podcast this week was devoted to discussion of covering shootings. And in the...
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
Does The New York Times still hate Cardinal Dolan?
Inspector Gregory: Is there any point to which you wish to draw my attention? Holmes: ...
September 11, 2013
Ghost in that NYTimes Justice Kennedy hagiography
It's time for a quick dip into my unusually thick GetReligion folder of guilt, that...
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 05, 2013
Spot the ghost in China’s material girls
Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me I think they're O.K. If they don't...
September 01, 2013
Was Seamus Heaney a Catholic poet?
Religion’s never mentioned here,’ of course. ‘You know them by their eyes,’ and hold your...
August 29, 2013
Does The New York Times hate Timothy Dolan?
''The question is, should this indictment have ever been brought? Which office do I go...
August 26, 2013
Hurrah: Learning more about Antoinette Tuff’s religion
The other day I was reading an obituary of Tom Christian, descendent of the Bounty...
August 09, 2013
The New York Times misses battle for Belarus
I would like to draw your attention to a 28 July 2013 piece in the...
August 07, 2013
New York Times on the death of an unborn child
You might recall that the New York Times told readers Kermit Gosnell was on trial...
July 30, 2013
Pope Francis’ 1st miracle: media coverage of mercy
A day after Popocalypse 2013 happened, we have the actual transcript of the remarks that...
July 27, 2013
NYT front page discovers the most popular Bible app
Hey, guess what? If you want to read the Bible online, there's an app for...
July 24, 2013
Did mainline churches lead or follow the culture?
I love it when a good religion story gets people chatting. The New York Times...
July 22, 2013
NYT struggles to distinguish Voltaire, Spider-Man and Jesus
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says: But he who did not know, yet committed...
July 14, 2013
NY Times gets religion … in Rome!
The New York Times published a lengthy travel piece with tons of religion in it....
July 12, 2013
Big tests for media’s abortion message machine
Someone on Twitter noticed something illuminating about mainstream media coverage of social issues that's worth...
July 01, 2013
Tough questions: ‘You gonna put those shoes on again?’
Embedded above is a clip from CNN where media critic Howard Kurtz says what is...
June 25, 2013
Godless congregations copying Christian churches
Every year, approximately 4,000 new churches are started in the U.S. Out of that number,...
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 20, 2013
Pod people: Vatican gay lobby or a gay Lobby?
Where should the stress be placed in Pope Francis' phrase the "gay lobby"? Upon the...
June 19, 2013
The New York Times hides abortion editorial on front page
Yesterday after the House of Representatives voted 228 to 196 to limit abortions after 20...
June 16, 2013
Are gay blinkers distorting the New York Times on Vatican?
The New York Times is shocked, shocked to hear Pope Francis say there is a...
June 14, 2013
Hey! It’s journalists mangling scripture day! (UPDATED)
David Brooks wrote a very Brooksian column for today's New York Times about how our...
June 13, 2013
Holy Scouts! Southern Baptists didn’t do what we expected!
So, when push came to shove, what did the Southern Baptist Convention decide to do...
June 04, 2013
We’ve found the next enemy: adoptive families
When my husband and I began the adoption process, we had no idea how controversial...
May 28, 2013
Pope Francis’ affinity for liberation theology — wait, what?
For this post, we're not going to critique past the first sentence of this New...
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