Should the press blame Catholic teachers for its ignorance?

One common complaint we hear from readers is that reporters, when caught messing up some key point of Roman Catholic doctrine, will claim that they are right because they were “raised Catholic” or “went to Catholic school.” Frequently this response to messing up a story is made in private correspondence. But related to the BuzzFeed [Read More...]

Gov’t RFID tracking: Creepy or mark of the beast?

When I first heard rumblings about school districts in Texas using locator chips to track students, I assumed it wasn’t true. So my jaw dropped while reading this Associated Press story. It begins: To 15-year-old Andrea Hernandez, the tracking microchip embedded in her student ID card is a “mark of the beast,” sacrilege to her [Read More...]

Jeers, not cheers, for latest cheerleader story

Ready? OK! In the midst of the Religion Newswriters Association annual meeting earlier this month, I did a quick, positive review of a New York Times story on a legal clash over Kountze, Texas, high school cheerleaders painting Bible-based messages on football banners. Since that first story, the same Times writer has written about the East Texas [Read More...]


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