USA Today Religion Blogger Uses Penn State Pedophilia Charges to Bring

November 7th, 2011 4:12 PM
The arrest of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky on pedophilia charges has absolutely nothing to do with the Catholic Church.  Neither does an alleged coverup by Penn State officials of repeated allegations of sexual misconduct against Sandusky. Yet religion reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman found a way to shoehorn the Church into the story in a November 6 "Faith & Reason"…

USA Today Religion Blogger Mocks Caterers Who Would Feel Uncomfortable

June 20th, 2011 4:11 PM
As the New York state legislature debates authorizing same-sex marriage, some Republican legislators want to ensure that Empire State business owners in the hospitality industry, such as caterers and florists, could refuse to lend their services to a same-sex couple hoping to hire them without being wrung out to dry in court for discrimination. In response to this development, USA Today's…

USA Today Religion Reporter Slams Baptist Preacher for Tweeting That R

June 13th, 2011 1:03 PM
A Baptist preacher calling a sinner to repent and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation is hardly news. Except, perhaps, when it's done via Twitter. USA Today religion blogger Cathy Lynn Grossman yesterday took seminary president and Twitter user Albert Mohler to task for this tweet sent on Saturday:  

USA Today Religion Reporter Oddly Suggests Elderly Have No Powerful Lo

April 11th, 2011 4:11 PM
Clearly annoyed with conservative moves to cut the federal budget and, I suppose, with the success of conservative voters and the gun rights lobby, USA Today religion writer Cathy Lynn Grossman penned an odd entry entitled "Budget battles: Granny, get your gun," excerpted in full below:

USA Today Religion Blogger Suggests Equivalence Between Oklahoma Anti

January 3rd, 2011 3:04 PM
"The press... just doesn't get religion." That quote by William Schneider is the motto of, a blog devoted to critiquing the media penchant for biased, erroneous, or incomplete media reporting on religious news developments. USA Today's Cathy Lynn Grossman seems to illustrate the wisdom of the quote in her January 3 Faith & Reason blog post linking back to none other than…

USA Today Blogger Annoyed by Ground Zero Mosque/Auschwitz Convent Anal

August 18th, 2010 12:44 PM
"Ground Zero is not Auschwitz, so why all the analogies?"USA Today religion blogger Cathy Lynn Grossman asks that question with the headline of her August 18 Faith & Reason post. Grossman explained that the comparison stems from conservatives who pointed out an incident in the early 1990s when Pope John Paul II halted a planned convent near the Auschwitz concentration camp. The nuns had every…

USA Today Reporter: 'Do You Care About the Nationality' of Drunk Drive

August 4th, 2010 12:50 PM
On Sunday morning in northern Virginia, a drunk illegal immigrant -- who had previously been convicted twice on DUI charges --  allegedly crashed head-on into a car full of nuns, killing one, Sister Denise Mosier, and injuring the rest. The Benedictine Sisters have since come out to say they are "dismayed and saddened" that the crime "has been politicized and become an apparent forum for the…

USA Today Still Stomping on Tebow Superbowl Ad

February 16th, 2010 10:42 AM
USA Today just can't move on. It's been over a week since the pro-life Tebow ad aired during the Superbowl - and it wasn't nearly as controversial as the liberals said it would be. Tim Tebow's mom said nice things about her son; Tim hugged her, both of them smiled, and that was it. Most people shrugged and forgot about it. But not USA Today. On Feb. 15, it's Faith & Reason section touted the…

Revolving Door: Clinton & Newsweek Alum Waldman Takes Job with Obama F

October 29th, 2009 5:23 PM
Steve Waldman, the "founding soul of Beliefnet" and a former Newsweek reporter and US News & World Report editor is now spinning through the revolving door into the Obama FCC, reports Cathy Lynn Grossman of USA Today:Steven Waldman, founder, editor and leading political blogger of, the nation's top Internet spirituality site, is leaving for a post in the Obama administration.He'…

USAT Blogger Passive-Aggressively Hits Pro-life Prof. Glendon as Hypoc

April 30th, 2009 1:24 PM
While most of the mainstream media yawned at news that former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon was refusing Notre Dame's Laetare award due to the university honoring pro-choice President Barack Obama, USA Today's Cathy Lynn Grossman sure hasn't.The religion reporter/blogger found her own unique, passive-aggressive way to slam Glendon's stand on principle by suggesting she's a self-…

'Can You Vote On Whom Someone Loves?' Asks USA Today Religion Blogger

April 8th, 2009 2:10 PM
Same-sex marriage proponents have finally won a victory yesterday the old-fashioned and constitutionally legitimate way: through legislative action. On April 7, state legislators overrided a veto by Gov. Jim Douglas (R), making Vermont the fourth state with legalized same-sex marriage and the first through the consent of the governed as expressed through their legislature. It didn't take long for…

USA Today Religion Blog Skews Pro-Obama in Notre Dame Debate

April 2nd, 2009 3:05 PM
More than 230,000 people have signed the online petition at calling on the South Bend, Ind., Catholic university to rescind its commencement invitation to NARAL Pro-Choice America-endorsed, Freedom of Choice Act-supporting President Barack Obama. But that fact is left out of yesterday's "Faith & Reason" blog at Instead, religion reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman…

USA Today Religion Blogger Bemoans Church 'Culture Warriors

March 23rd, 2009 2:44 PM
"Sex! Sex! Sex! Is that all church leaders talk about?" huffed the title of USA Today religion blogger Cathy Lynn Grossman's March 23 post.The "Faith & Reason" blogger lamented that "[s]ummer meeting season looms for many of the nation's leading Protestant denominations and that means the culture warriors are manning the battle stations on sexuality issues." Of course there are two sides to…

USA Today Hints Hypocrisy in Catholic Church Views on Lenten Technolog

March 6th, 2009 12:28 PM
USA Today's Cathy Lynn Grossman sought to create a rift between Pope Benedict XVI and Italian clerics in a March 4 blog post, "'Virtually' signing off technology for Lent?"The rage among some Italian dioceses is to call on Catholics to shut off the Internet connection, put down the I-pod and chill out on texting for the Lenten fast. This may contradict the pope, who just recently extolled social…