Andrew Santella

Andrew Santella's essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and GQ.

Explainer
Dec. 18 2013 11:05 AMWhy We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25Is it Jesus’ birthday, an ancient marketing ploy, or something else?
Faith-based
Dec. 24 2008 7:33 AMAre Christians Stingy?When believers don't believe in giving.
Faith-based
Nov. 19 2007 7:20 AMThanks, but No ThanksThe debate over "the war on Christmas" spreads to Thanksgiving.
Faith-based
May 4 2007 11:24 AMRite TurnCan the Latin Mass make a comeback?
Faith-based
Dec. 21 2005 7:16 AMThe War on Christmas, the PrequelWhen the holiday was banned.
Faith-based
Oct. 31 2005 6:29 AMHands Across Catholic AmericaShould churchgoers hold hands during Mass?
Faith-based
Feb. 27 2009 6:56 AMThe Church SearchWhy American churchgoers like to shop around.
Faith-based
March 19 2008 7:01 AMChanging StationsWhat's wrong with tweaking the Good Friday tradition to make room for child mortality, the environment, and other global problems?
Recycled
July 9 2007 5:27 PMBene, Vidi, ViciPope Benedict XVI brings back the old Latin Mass—but will Catholics embrace it?
Faith-based
Feb. 28 2006 12:22 PMGet LentProtestants do the sober season.
Faith-based
Nov. 17 2005 2:13 PMThe Sin BoxWhy have Catholics stopped lining up at the confessional?
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