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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. A little disappointed that you still haven’t reported on the telivision network Morningstar owner who, despite being a supposed religous tax exempt 501, called for a military coup and the overthrow of President Obama and the U. S government. How sad is it that a supposed Christian patriot would call for a military coup and the overthrow of the President by violent means, to say nothing of it not being via election. To make things worse, I hear nothing from the church, liberal or conservative wings, of any denounciation of this ‘Christian” conservative nut. I like your roundup, read it almost every day without fail, but am disgusted with religion these days. I can’t call myself an atheist but I’m close to it, I guess prefering to call myself a follower of Jesus’s words and leaving it at that. But, it pains me to see these faux patriots calling our President and any thought, by anyone, that they don’t agree with as blasphemy when they themselves, distort the words of Jesus, into a call for treason and violence. There, through venting now but seriously,, I think this story well worth reporting on because of the religious and moral impacts of such words by wanna be Christian leaders.

  2. Reading Pope Francis’ La Republica interview, with Frederick Rolfe’s “Hadrian VII” on my armchair. If I knew which was truth, I could say it’s stranger than fiction

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