…on, among other things, the daft Church/State financial arrangments in Germany and how that provides vital background to the stuff the German bishops are doing and saying.I also like this quintessentially Welbornian clarity of thought about the media’s hyperfocus on Cdl. Kasper:(Well, first you should be wondering why the head of a national church that is… Read More


He is ever so worried about “the Church’s gay obsession”.  No. Really.Here’s a little excerpt from the introduction to Salt and Light: The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life.There is a famous Far Side cartoon that describes what we say to our dogs (“Did you get into the trash, Ginger? You’ve been a bad… Read More


…on the alleged Great Nunquisition, in which the Vatican is supposedly “cracking down” on the loopy nuns who are supposedly the future of FutureChurch.I wish I had a nickel for every time the MSM reported that the Vatican was Cracking Down on something or someone.I would love to see Get Religion do a symposium on Vatican… Read More


A reader writes:Hi!  I hope that you are well and that you had a very nice birthday.  As you have been consistently covering on your blog, the situation for Iraqi’s religious minorities and refugees is getting worse, and it seems like nothing is being done about itThere is a very good reason why more people… Read More


…about the preconciliar Irish Church. Atheist Brendan O’Neill on the Incredible Shrinking Moral Panic ginned up by the Anglosphere media over Tuam. I foolishly forgot my two cardinal rules: 1) the function of media is to sell beer and shampoo and 2) always take of 50 IQ points when the media covers the Church. Make… Read More