The misbegotten blog-confession (there must be a juicy neologism in there) of the Washington Post’s “On Faith” co-founder, Sally Quinn, that she took communion at the funeral of her friend Tim Russert has provoked a pretty healthy web-storm. As it should. Quinn is by all accounts a fine person with many longtime friendships in Washington, of all places. But she is not Catholic, she is writing about religion, and she should have known better than to take communion and say silly things about it. Now Slate’s very own Melinda Henneberger offers her take on the episode–one with which I am in hearty agreement, not least because she quotes me. Read “How Sally Quinn Made Me a Better Catholic.”

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