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Under God: February, 2012

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Debate about lesbian denied Communion shows dispute about the rite

The uproar over a priest’s denial of Communion to a lesbian during her mother’s funeral demonstrates theological split.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  05:38 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Study: U.S. mosques growing in number, becoming more suburban

The percent of mosque leaders who feel American society is hostile to Islam dropped from 54 percent in 2000 – before the Sept. 11 attacks– to 25 percent in 2011.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  01:52 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Rick Santorum: Secular government ‘makes me throw up’

The former senator defended remarks made in October against President Kennedy’s Houston speech on the president’s Catholic identity and public policy.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  church and state, jfk, catholic church, rick santorum, quote of the day, faith 2012

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Rick Santorum: Broken families ‘bigger problem’ than economy

“[W]e hear this all the time: Cut spending, limit the government, everything will be fine. No, everything’s not going to be fine,” Santorum said.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith 2012, quote of the day, rick santorum, social conservatives, family values

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Was Anne Frank baptized by Mormon church?

Reports of proxy baptism follow Wiesenthal allegations.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mormon church, proxy baptisms

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Ron Paul: Birth control pill doesn’t cause immorality

Ron Paul addressed the moderator’s question about the morality of contraception at CNN’s Arizona debate.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith2012, quote of the day, ron paul, contraception

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Santorum: I’m ‘not going to question’ Obama’s faith

The GOP presidential candidate previously called the President Obama’s worldview “phony theology.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith 2012, quote of the day, rick santorum, religion politics

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 02/22/2012

What are you giving up for Lent?

Many people give up a vice during Lent as an attempt to get closer to God.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  09:20 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Franklin Graham questions Obama’s Christian beliefs, calls Santorum ‘a man of faith’

The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, on “Morning Joe” Tuesday, also praised Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  franklin graham, islam, barack obama

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Fat Tuesday: Last call before Lent

Fat Tuesday has a reputation for the raucous, but the celebratory season before Lent’s fasting and repentence has deep religous roots

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mardi gras, fat tuesday

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Santorum: ‘Contraception should be available’

“I object to [it] when the federal government says that religious organizations who feel the way the Catholic Church feels should be required to provide it.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:53 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, faith 2012, faith 2012 quote of the day, religion politics

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Ron Paul: Birth control debate over whether government can force people to ‘violate their moral codes’

“The benefits or drawbacks of birth control are not the issue,” the Texas Republican and presidential candidate wrote Wednesday.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ron paul, faith 2012, faith 2012 quote of the day, religion politics

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Rick Santorum’s very Catholic birth control beliefs

When it comes to the morality of birth control, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is reading straight from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Live video: House hearing on religious freedom and birth control debate

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) holds a hearing Thursday with religious leaders.

By On Faith  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Elie Wiesel: Mormon baptism of Holocaust victims ‘scandalous’

A Mormon church member recently posthumously baptized the parents of Simon Wiesenthal, the late Holocaust survivor and Nazi-hunter.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith 2012, faith 2012 quote of the day, religion politics, mormonism, elie wiesel

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/13/2012

‘Is Nicki Minaj possessed?’ asks Catholic League president

Nicki Minaj was sending a religious message with her Catholic-themed ‘Roman Holiday’ performance at the Grammys. But what was it?

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/10/2012

U.S. bishops: Obama birth control policy change ‘a first step in the right direction’

“While there may be an openness to respond to some of our concerns, we reserve judgment on the details until we have them.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Vote: Did Obama administration strike the right balance between religious freedom and women’s rights?

President Obama announced changes to HHS regulations on birth control Friday.

By On Faith  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/09/2012

A life touched by faith

Roma Downey, who played the Irish angel Monica on the hugely popular TV series “Touched by an Angel,” says she want to give the rest of her life to ‘glorify God.’

By Sally Quinn  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Obama vs. Catholics: Walking the contraception tightrope

As the White House and Catholics head for a compromise, the health of millions of women is at stake.

By Sally Quinn  |  03:09 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HHS, birth control, Catholicism

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Rick Santorum: I was called a ‘theocrat’ for being pro-life

The Faith 2012 Quote of the day is from Rick Santorum,on the criticism he faced in Congress for standing up for his socially conservative beliefs.

By On Faith and Georgetown  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith 2012, quote of the day, georgetown, religion politics

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Komen’s Nancy Brinker says she made mistakes in Planned Parenthood case

In her first public statement since her organization reversed a decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, Nancy Brinker said that “I made some mistakes” in the case.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:19 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2012

An open letter to Komen CEO Nancy Brinker

SALLY QUINN l As the face of Komen, what reaction did you expect when you pulled the plug on Planned Parenthood?

By Sally Quinn  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan G. Komen, Nancy Brinker, Faith

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Our Christian president and the people who cannot hear him

Quinn: In powerful remarks, the president talked openly about his faith. But is the electorate listening?

By Sally Quinn  |  07:09 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, prayer breakfast

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Prayer Breakfast filled with unscripted moments

From the singing of “Amazing Grace” to the humor injected by speakers, this year’s breakfast did not follow the usual script.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prayer breakfast, Obama

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 02/02/2012

The National Prayer Breakfast: Live coverage

The wait was a bit too long for Robert Griffin III

By Michelle Boorstein  |  08:04 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Atheist student faces town’s wrath over Religious protest

Student feels town’s wrath after objecting to 8-foot prayer on High School’s wall.

By Sally Quinn  |  06:26 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atheism, religion, protests

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/01/2012

National Prayer Breakfast marks 60 years

Thousands gather in Washington for 60th-annual faith-based meeting.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  02:09 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Anger brewing on the left about new Obama health-care rules

Secular and religious voices on the left who oppose the Obama administration’s rule on mandatory birth control coverage seem to be getting louder.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  01:58 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Petition seeks to boot Kansas lawmaker Mike O’Neal in Psalm flap

Thousands have signed a petition calling for Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal to resign over his use of Psalm 109:8 in an attack on President Obama.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  01:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Psalm 109.8, Mike O'Neal

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 01/31/2012

At West Point’s prayer breakfast, no room for hate

Quinn: West Point backed down from its plan to allow Boykin to address cadets. But who made the call to invite him anyway?

By Sally Quinn  |  03:21 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  west point, faith, general boykin, west point prayer breakfast

 

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