The Atlantic: What happened to all those Catholic rites?

Long-time GetReligion readers, do you remember that typology that a wise, older priest — a veteran of life inside the DC Beltway — gave me a few years ago that proposed that there are essentially four kinds of American Catholic voters? It went something like this (amended a bit): * Ex-Catholics. Solid for the Democrats. [Read More...]

This wedding cake tastes a bit too sugary

To promote the institution of marriage, a California megachurch staged a series of mass weddings and vow renewals over the weekend. Sound newsworthy? It does to me, so I was glad to see the Orange County Register cover the story: ANAHEIM – Lisa Slaughter and Wayne Bergman got married Sunday. Just the two of them [Read More...]

Symbolic defeat for a Christian business in Maryland

After spending more than a week on the road, I returned home — as always — to find a large stack of ink-stained dead tree pulp that needed to be sorted a read. I refer, of course, to all the back issues of the newspaper that lands in my front yard. As you would expect, [Read More...]


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