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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...
April 21, 2014
Nice but, at times, confusing news on Virginia Anglican wars
Inspiring, uplifting stories have been hard to find in recent decades in the world of...
April 18, 2014
What does it mean to be transgendered in India?
Is it possible to write intelligently about sex in the non-Western world for an American...
April 17, 2014
About those evangelical whispers on same-sex marriage
As you would imagine, your GetReligionistas are never eager to critique the work of previous...
April 15, 2014
Politics, sin and serious reporting in La. bayou country
As I've shared before, I spent a few years of my early childhood in West...
April 11, 2014
Sister Jane drama: Observer still trying to catch up on news
The Charlotte Observer tried to play catch-up this week on the Sister Jane controversy. But...
April 11, 2014
So who is Stephen Colbert really? Maybe ask a priest?
The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive A decade ago, when...
April 04, 2014
About that ‘complex’ doctrine Catholic teachers must follow
Imagine this lede atop a national wire service story: CINCINNATI (AP) — Parochial teachers are so...
April 03, 2014
How not to cover a Bible Belt sex-education debate
Let's assume that many if not most professionals in an elite newsroom in Southern California...
April 01, 2014
The obvious gap in that NYTimes report on sexual abuse
Almost a year ago, The New York Times launched a series of web-only video-and-text features...
April 01, 2014
So how many gay bishops are there in England?
Spinning a news story is not as easy as it seems. Too light a touch...
March 31, 2014
World Vision’s gay firestorm and A.D. 2064
PAUL ASKS: (Regarding the World Vision relief agency deciding U.S. employees can live in same-sex...
March 30, 2014
Is Christopher Senyonjo a gay martyr or gay icon?
The Associated Press has a story out today on a former bishop of the Church...
March 29, 2014
Love and the Woodstock Generation’s ‘spiritual’ pulse
Let's do the math. We will start with these dates: August 15-18, 1969. So if...
March 28, 2014
World Vision, donors, scripture and ‘online speculation’
It took a few days, but the newspaper of record has now produced a solid...
March 17, 2014
Is it legal to let St. Patrick be St. Patrick? (Plus MZ zinger)
I guess that the crucial question -- at this moment in time -- is whether...
March 16, 2014
Dominican posts handy guide to Pope Francis press myths
Every now and then a scribe at some other weblog (and we're not just talking...
March 14, 2014
Did Satan cast a spell on Associated Press copy desk?
Over the past decade, more and more hoops fanatics have decided that ESPN is ruining...
March 13, 2014
Concerning all those angry white married men in pews
It's mid-term election time, which means that it's time, once again, for the mainstream press...
March 12, 2014
Propaganda vs. journalism in PBS Catholic abuse coverage
Good Episcopalian that I am, I am ready to believe the worst about the Catholic...
March 11, 2014
United Methodism doctrine? Think location, location, location
Sherman, please set the controls of the GetReligion WABAC (pronounced "wayback") machine for the year...
March 08, 2014
Those elusive Devout Catholics™ are back
We have another Devout Catholic™ sighting! That legendary creature, best known to reporters in mainstream...
March 01, 2014
Half-naked dancers and public prayers in Oklahoma City
"Gonna wear my Thunderwear in Times Square." My friend Randy Roper, the preaching minister for my...
February 26, 2014
Mea culpa: Houston, this time the problem was me
I screwed up. In a post Tuesday, I reported wrongly that the Houston Chronicle managed only...
February 25, 2014
Houston, we have a Presbyterian ‘evangelist’ problem (correction)
Correction: The Houston Chronicle's coverage was much more extensive than reported below. Read our apology...
February 24, 2014
To the barricades! It’s the religious conservatives again!
The reliably liberal New York Times has waved yet another red flag, thinly masked as...
February 21, 2014
The sad story of a priest, a partial-penitent and the press
At this point, it is no longer unusual to read a news story about an...
February 16, 2014
Seeking the sympathetic critics of Bob Jones University
As any journalist knows, institutions -- secular or religious -- do not like to talk...
February 13, 2014
Ghosts haunt AP story on Boy Scouts of America
When my oldest son was a Boy Scout, the entire experience was couched in church...
February 12, 2014
Baring their souls: Seeking more coverage on naked church
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