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 begins: Robert F. Capon, an Episcopal priest, author, theologian and food writer best known for “The Supper of the Lamb,” a sui generis book about cooking and metaphysics that has remained in print almost continuously since it was first published [Read More...]

Does The New York Times still hate Cardinal Dolan?

Inspector Gregory: Is there any point to which you wish to draw my attention? Holmes:  To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. Col. Ross: The dog did nothing in the night-time. Holmes: That was the curious incident. From Silver Blaze, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892) If may [Read More...]

Ghost in that NYTimes Justice Kennedy hagiography

It’s time for a quick dip into my unusually thick GetReligion folder of guilt, that place where I stash stories that I know deserve a bite of criticism, but more pressing matters (think Syria) keep pushing them back in the cyber-queue. The other day, The New York Times ran what was essentially a work of [Read More...]

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 that everyone, regardless of religion or location, to fast and pray during the whole day of Sept. 7 for world peace, particularly in Syria. I noticed that various friends and acquaintances were participating in a special day of prayer and [Read More...]

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 give me proper credit I just walk away They can beg and they can plead But they can’t see the light, that’s right ‘Cause the boy with the cold hard cash Is always Mister Right, ’cause we are Living in [Read More...]

Was Seamus Heaney a Catholic poet?

Religion’s never mentioned here,’ of course. ‘You know them by their eyes,’ and hold your tongue. ‘One side’s as bad as the other,’ never worse. Christ, it’s near time that some small leak was sprung In the great dykes the Dutchman made To dam the dangerous tide that followed Seamus. Yet for all this art [Read More...]

Does The New York Times hate Timothy Dolan?

”The question is, should this indictment have ever been brought? Which office do I go to to get my reputation back? Who will reimburse my company for the economic jail it has been in for two and a half years?” So said former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan to The New York Times following his [Read More...]

Hurrah: Learning more about Antoinette Tuff’s religion

The other day I was reading an obituary of Tom Christian, descendent of the Bounty mutineer. It was in the New York Times and written by my very favorite obituary writer, Margalit Fox. So, right up top the obit included this line: Mr. Christian, who for his services to Pitcairn was named a Member of [Read More...]


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