Under the Glass places both the secular and religious media’s coverage of the Church and other issues of importance under a magnifying glass to uncover what is hidden between the lines.

Blogging has become viral in the Catholic world and Catholic blogging today offers a fair reflection of how lively, complex and even conflictive the Catholic landscape is in the U.S. The Catholic blogosphere includes a wide range of positions and characters, from smart, groundbreaking mavericks to old institutions from the print media that have discovered blogging as a way to stay up-to-date and attract a new audience.

Michael Sean Winters is the main blogger of the Jesuit-run America...

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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics," Mark Twain said, quoting Benjamin Disraeli.

But Twain would have probably added a fourth type of lie to Disraeli’s list after reading the recent Washington Post article "Premarital Abstinence Pledges Ineffective, Study Finds," phony science used to push ideology.

What the author of the piece, Rob Stein, tries to lead his readers to believe, is clear from the subtitle: "Teenagers Who Make Such Promises Are Just as Likely to...

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