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July 29, 2013
Media obsession dangers: Pope and gay priests edition
Ermagerd, everybody! The Pope has renounced all church teaching on everything! Stop the presses! Start...
July 27, 2013
Pod people: About those photo ops in Brazil’s slums
Here a photo op, there a photo op, everywhere a papal photo op. The question...
July 25, 2013
Hearing Francis through the ears of politics
We believe only what we want to believe, George Orwell observed in 1945. "So far...
July 23, 2013
Pope trip: Time to play ‘spot the political sound bite’
The pope is abroad. This means, of course, that it is time to look at...
July 18, 2013
Media: Pope says retweets spring the soul!
You may have read stories about the Vatican announcing that Roman Catholics may earn time...
June 26, 2013
Reuters engages in papal Kremlinology
Pope Francis did not attend a musical gala last Saturday evening at the Vatican due...
June 18, 2013
Put not your trust in Huffington Post headlines
I know a maiden fair to see, Take care! She can both false and friendly...
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
RNS blames Catholics for Anglican ecumenical ills
Opinion presented as fact dominates several stories in the run up to today's meeting of...
May 29, 2013
Media’s curiously wrong-headed posession obsession
Last week I made fun of that Associated Press story that claimed Pope Francis was...
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...
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 23, 2013
Pope Francis’ ‘obsession’ with the devil
It's kind of charming that all popes have to deal with bad media coverage and...
May 21, 2013
That’s one very, very poor headline about the pope
As I have stressed many times here at GetReligion, it's important for readers to understand...
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...
April 17, 2013
Mysterious deluge of unreported Catholics
I'm on a few of those neighborhood list-servs. One of them is for area parents....
April 01, 2013
This NY Times Easter correction is a doozie
The reporter who passed this one along to us wrote, simply: they just make it...
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 29, 2013
Shroud of Turin: Let’s include the basic facts, please
Readers who have been following GetReligion for some time, or even reading my Scripps...
March 26, 2013
Sexing up Pope Francis
My corner of Florida has been over run by college students on Spring break. While...
March 23, 2013
Francis coverage unfair to atheists?
And now for something completely different in the coverage of the election of Pope Francis...
March 20, 2013
Did ‘the’ leader of the Orthodox attend the Rome rites?
So, let's assume that you are a Catholic leader and you pick up your morning...
March 19, 2013
Was Pope Francis ‘anointed’ today? (UPDATED)
The New York Times has run, at last count, 10 pieces in the past six...
March 18, 2013
Is CNN pushing the “Dirty War” story?
Suggestions that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was morally complicit in the crimes of the Argentine junta...
March 17, 2013
Pod people: Did you hear? There is a new pope!
You will be shocked, shocked, need I say SHOCKED to know that this week's "Crossroads"...
March 15, 2013
Pope Francis and the ‘Hand of God’
Europe's tabloid press has added its bit to the wall-to-wall press coverage of Pope Francis. Crowding...
March 14, 2013
Pope Francis on Page 1: Best and worst of local reax
It's another great day to be a newspaper junkie who enjoys checking out front pages...
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