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June 17, 2014
Arizona Republic gets lots of the Latin Mass details right
It's time for a simple test. Yes, this does involve some Latin. True or false....
April 28, 2014
Only one vision of the complex lives of two Vatican II saints
So, what was that remarkable "day of the four popes" all about anyway? Prepare to...
April 22, 2014
The Atlantic slips — somehow — inside mind of Benedict XVI
During the annual pre-Easter season of snarky or mildly negative religion stories, I think that...
January 31, 2014
Rolling Stone thinks it <3's this pope (plus, Mark signs out)
For reasons probably more associated with my age than anything else, the old Dr. Hook...
December 28, 2013
Pod people: What was top 2013 story for Pope Francis?
I am sure that GetReligion readers will be shocked, shocked to know that the Godbeat...
November 13, 2013
NYTimes: Just WHO you callin’ a ‘conservative’ Catholic?
Sometimes I wonder if the leaders of The New York Times,among other media titans, take the...
October 16, 2013
Logic! What are they teaching at the NYTimes copy desk?
Let's carefully think our way -- one step at a time -- through this rather...
September 28, 2013
Der Spiegel: Never let a good @Pontifex go to waste
The clear differences in the style of Pope Francis as opposed to his predecessors, both...
September 05, 2013
So this renegade Polish priest and an Episcopal bishop walk into a bar …
OK, not really. But you know how we're always going on about stories that make...
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 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,...
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 19, 2013
Downplaying the canonization of Christians martyred by Muslim invaders?
In a recent post about an error in a story about a new saint, readers...
May 15, 2013
Well here’s a new spin on female ordination
Let's begin this post with this link to the Vatican's Code of Canon Law: Can. ...
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...
March 30, 2013
So what was Pope Francis up to on Holy Thursday?
So, this pope vs. pope theme has been building, in mainstream coverage, during the amazing...
March 25, 2013
Journalism and stem cell research 101
If you think general religion coverage is bad, try mixing it with media coverage of...
March 11, 2013
Remember to substantiate charges
The International Business Times sure has a scoop. Headline: Conclave 2013: Pope Benedict XVI 'Did...
March 04, 2013
That minister of humor unloads on the pope coverage
The thought for the day and, perhaps, for the next week or two, care of...
February 28, 2013
Why is the pope so old? (And other media questions)
A few days ago, the Washington Post tweeted out a link to a piece on...
February 24, 2013
Where’s the faith content in these sex scandals?
On one level, that New York Times feature story on the fall of Msgr. Kevn...
February 22, 2013
Unnecessary words and the Vatican’s ‘gay lobby’
Yesterday a reader tweeted that The Guardian was clearly trying to insinuate that Pope Benedict...
February 19, 2013
Media fallibility on papal infallibility
Last week in my post "Turkson wouldn’t be first African pope," I quoted from an...
February 15, 2013
Pod people: Pope steps down; many journalists fall down
Gentle readers, one cannot make some of this stuff up. So, everyone knows that Pope...
February 14, 2013
Turkson wouldn’t be first African pope
Yesterday morning a Lutheran friend sent me an email joking that he was "off Team...
February 13, 2013
WWROD: No, Pope Benedict XVI did not ‘resign’
To my shock, no one out in cyberspace filed a pope-retirement question over at veteran...
February 12, 2013
Godbeat 101: Localizing the pope resignation story
For a newspaper junkie, one of the joys of the digital age is being able...
February 12, 2013
Day 2: Pope still extremely Catholic
I hope everyone is having a blast with Day 2 of Papalpalooza. I've actually enjoyed...
February 12, 2013
Alas, next pope will probably defend same old doctrines
So here is an interesting journalism question for this digital age: What do we do...
February 11, 2013
AP frames Benedict XVI in some warped timeframes
On one level, I am rather disappointed to note that the editors at the Associated...
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