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A few years ago, I got out a notepad and wrote a list of the "seven deadly sins" of religion writing in the modern mainstream press.  Right near the top of the list is the tendency among reporters to assume that all religious issues are, in reality,...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week, I wrote a column reflecting on covering the "storm of the century" for The Christian Chronicle: NEW ORLEANS — I see the faces, and the memories come rushing back. Since Hurricane Katrina a...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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I've been hearing and thinking about end-of-life and death issues a lot lately. In recent weeks, my 90-year-old father has been in the hospital twice and while he's (thank God) coming home tomorrow, the prognosis we got on Wednesday is not good. My brother...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Inverted pyramid, you're still the one. A staple of news writing for more than a century, the inverted pyramid "puts the most newsworthy information at the top, and then the remaining information follows in order of importance, with the least important...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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It was not the kind of place that you expected to see violent images from hell. This bizarre selfie-style massacre took place in a lovely community tucked into a corner of the Shenandoah Valley up against the Blue Ridge Mountains, off exits I have driven...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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This morning I was doing some search-engine work on African-American churches for my piece on the long, but totally faith-free, news feature  about the Rev. Al Sharpton that ran in The Los Angeles Times. In the middle of those searches I hit a link...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Owned by a Russian oligarch and center-left in its orientation, the British daily The Independent runs a media column that recently addressed the very concerns that prompt me to contribute to GetReligion.There's no beating around the bush for columnist...
From: Get Religion | By: Ira Rifkin | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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To this day, I regret something I didn't do in 1987. No, not some job choice or stock purchase. It was when I covered the U.S. tour of Pope John Paul II, and didn't buy one of those souvenir T-shirts with three faces: George, John Paul and Ringo. Fortunately,...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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The Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement is something lots of people feel strongly about. Opinions range from it being the best thing ever to happen to Catholicism, very broadly defined, to it being utter fraud. Debates about press coverage of this...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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As you would expect, I get lots of email about religion- news stuff. That tends to happen when you've been in the religion-columnist business -- in one form or another -- since 1982. All that old snail mail on dead-tree pulp turned into email. Turn,...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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This notable and quotable line from William Faulkner’s “Requiem for a Nun” is a good slogan for religion newswriting: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” The U.S. Supreme Court supposedly settled the abortion issue in 1973, but...
From: Get Religion | By: Richard Ostling | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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