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July 26, 2014
Those pesky religious details in Palestinian-Israel conflict
I'm no expert on the fighting in the Gaza Strip. In fact, I'm typing this...
July 24, 2014
An ISIS tax on Christians? The accurate word is ‘dhimmitude’
A month ago, I wrote a post about the events unfolding in Mosul and argued...
July 23, 2014
La Nación on soccer and Protestantism in Brazil
Sitting in my "guilt file" of stories I should be covering -- but have not...
July 17, 2014
Pod people: Gunga Galunga goes CNN
Carl: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to...
July 14, 2014
So, what religions use mind-altering drugs?
MICHAEL-ANN’S QUESTION: While millions observed Easter Sunday or the Passover season April 20, some folks...
July 12, 2014
Latin Mass: Why did NYTimes avoid rite’s liberal enemies?
There is this old, old, old saying that you will often hear quoted in discussions...
July 11, 2014
Do the words of the Dalai Lama matter to all Buddhists?
CNN reports the Dalai Lama --the spiritual leader of Tibet -- has urged his co-religionists...
July 09, 2014
Latest box scores from France: USA 67 — Islam 19
Voters were no longer the subjects of politics, democratic citizens deciding the fate of their...
July 09, 2014
Brazil’s faith in football: What happens after the apocalypse?
If you know anything about the sport the world calls "football," then you know that...
July 03, 2014
So, are there unique Episcopal saints or not?
Noticing some fair-haired children in the slave market one morning, Pope Gregory, the memorable pope,...
July 02, 2014
Yo WPost: Tim Howard saves, but he says with God’s help
I have decided to yield to the inevitable. This morning's digital Religion News Service newsletter...
July 01, 2014
And the Baltimore Hobby Lobby angle is … the Little Sisters
All news is local. That's one of the first laws that journalists quote whenever we...
June 25, 2014
At play in China: repression of Muslims or Islamic terrorism?
One side points to a series of brazen attacks attributed to Islamic extremists. The other...
June 23, 2014
The track record when atheists wield political power?
DUANE’S QUESTION: He’d like to know what The Religion Guy was talking about in this...
June 23, 2014
Headline writers duck and cover when Francis improvises
It must be very hard to be a headline writer in the age of Pope...
June 23, 2014
NYTimes’ riveting portrait of a Christian in Afghanistan
I have no words to describe this story - A Christian Convert, on the Run...
June 22, 2014
Who is an evangelical? Who isn’t? Who says so?
Having thus, according to his own opinion, explained how a clergyman should show himself approved...
June 18, 2014
Christians attacked in Iraq: Media finally paying attention
Finally, someone notices that Christians are suffering and dying in the Middle East. With few...
June 17, 2014
Arizona Republic gets lots of the Latin Mass details right
It's time for a simple test. Yes, this does involve some Latin. True or false....
June 13, 2014
To be ‘killed, crucified or have their hands and feet cut off’ …
At this point in the growing Iraq crisis, I think it is safe to say...
June 12, 2014
NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq
The news from Iraq grows more and more distressing, at least for those who favor...
June 10, 2014
What? You thought Francis, Peres and Abbas really prayed?
Let's state this in journalistic terms. What? You thought that the mainstream journalists covering the...
June 05, 2014
Hey BBC: What do the generals in northern Nigeria believe?
The horror stories continue in Nigeria, day after day, covered by professionals in newsrooms around...
June 04, 2014
Was Catholic ‘teaching’ involved in latest Ireland scandal?
If I have heard this statement once at pro-life rallies I have heard it a...
June 03, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl: Calvinist, Buddhist, Muslim seeker?
While most of the DC Beltway journalists do that dance that they do (Will the...
June 02, 2014
Can Christian unity help a troubled Ukraine?
May 31, 2014
Pod people: Vatican III? Nicea III? Press blind spot 666?
The questions jumped into Twitter in a flash, which is what one would assume would...
May 28, 2014
BBC: Another generic, mysterious ‘honor killing’ (updated)
This time the bloody honor killing took place in a public place, for all to...
May 26, 2014
What was the ‘real’ reason Francis made this pilgrimage?
It's time, once again, to face the obvious. There is no subject in the world...
May 23, 2014
Specific notes of hope, along with the horrors in Nigeria
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