Posts tagged "religious identity"

Playing Indian

An excerpt from the new Demons, Saints, & Patriots: Catholic Visions of Native America Through The Indian Sentinel (1902 - 1962).  The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions published The Indian Sentinel "as both a chronicle of Catholic Indian missions activities and an impassioned public relations tool to save a beleaguered missionary venture."...

A Jewishy, Irishy, Yom Kippur Special

Years ago, Arthur Carter — publisher of The New York Observer, and, at the time, The Nation, for which I was then an intern — asked me what I was. “An employee?” I asked, confounded by the great man’s question. “No, no,” he said. “What are you?” “Um, a journalist?” Carter’s stare could not have been more withering. He...