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January 23, 2014
Pope Francis to the media: Try being good neighbors
Think of this as a one-time GetReligion commentary from a guest who is an expert,...
January 23, 2014
Concerning that Milbank column and the WPost news report
First of all, to those who have written or tweeted on this: Yes, your GetReligionistas...
January 22, 2014
Is pro-life state of the union homily a story? In Francis era?
As I type this with my cold fingers (starting at about 12:30 p.m.), the sun...
January 16, 2014
Journalists editing Pope Francis: Who are we to judge?
Sometimes, in this tricky world of media criticism, it's hard to pay attention to what...
January 14, 2014
Reuters editors read mind of Pope Francis on abortion
So, GetReligion readers, it is time for short religion-news quiz. Raise your hands (or click...
January 13, 2014
UK journo’s ‘General’ Salvation Army confusion
London's Telegraph newspaper generally does a serviceable job when reporting on religion, but a recent commentary...
January 03, 2014
Francis the homophile
With but a few exceptions, the "Francis is nicer than Benedict" meme continues to entrance...
January 03, 2014
Will Pope Francis embrace all the ‘progressive’ nuns?
Journalists are rarely true prophets, but they often try to look into the future and...
December 31, 2013
Does ‘Pope Francis effect’ mean a Catholic growth trend?
The best journalists report what they know — and what they don't. Given the flurry...
December 29, 2013
LATimes: ‘Congregationalist’ Obama quotes Pope Francis
This is what passes for news in Washington these days: an immensely famous politician is...
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...
December 13, 2013
Pope Francis and the press: What Elizabeth Tenety said!
First came the religion-beat buzz about Pope Francis being named Person of the Year by...
December 11, 2013
On Pope Francis: What matters most is, ‘Who am I to judge?’
Pope Francis has been warned. The powers that be at Time magazine have named him...
December 09, 2013
Vote now! Time serves up correction of the year (updated)
It may be the religion-beat question of the year. So all together now: Why is...
November 27, 2013
Hey WPost: What did Pope Francis say about abortion?
It is a serious understatement to note that Pope Francis has made more than his...
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...
November 03, 2013
The Merc is shocked, shocked, by Santa Clara U move
There's nothing the mainstream press likes more than a controversy, even if it has to...
October 24, 2013
A Pope Francis story, from the other side of the notebook
Like many GetReligion readers, I was somewhat rattled by that recent Washington Post story about...
October 04, 2013
Economist, New York Times tailor pope to their notions
One of the fascinating things about Pope Francis is the apparent mad rush among mainstream...
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 26, 2013
Got news? Pope Francis speaks — this time the media blink
It's safe to assume that, at this moment in time, Pope Francis is a rock...
September 20, 2013
Pope Francis on sin, confession and several other things
It was a story that received very little attention in the United States, other than...
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 06, 2013
Imagine Pope Francis; help artists win prizes
So, unless you have spent quite a bit of time on another planet in recent...
September 06, 2013
Gay rights in San Antonio: simple quote, complex subject
In San Antonio, a battle over a proposed ordinance to add "gender identity” and “sexual...
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 04, 2013
Pod People: CBS asks if Pope is breaking with Vatican
The previous week gave us a lot to talk about here at GetReligion. Check out...
August 02, 2013
NPR: true tolerance=open marriages
I'm just catching up on some email but last week a former reporter submitted a...
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 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...
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