Michael Brendan Dougherty
Michael Brendan Dougherty

Michael Brendan Dougherty is national correspondent for the American Conservative. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine, and other outlets. 

Faith-based
July 30 2013 10:10 AM“Who Am I to Judge?”Did Pope Francis just soften the church’s stance on homosexuality?
Foreigners
March 5 2013 7:16 PMA Pope by Any Other NameThe pope gets to pick his own name. His choice will tell us a lot.
Foreigners
March 13 2013 6:32 PMWhy Pope Francis May Be a Catholic NightmareHe may seem like a humble reformer, but Cardinal Bergoglio is the last thing the Vatican needs.
Faith-based
Feb. 11 2013 7:20 PMHe Didn’t Finish What He StartedPope Benedict set out to reform a Catholic Church in tatters—but failed.
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May 21 2015 2:34 PM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors.