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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Behind the Scenes
Oct. 29 2014 3:45 PM The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?