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Under God: May, 2012

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 05/29/2012

‘More politics than faith’ in bishops’ religious freedom campaign?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Many Catholics believe that the bishops’ religious freedom campaign and the timing of the recent lawsuits have more to do with politics than faith.“

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:31 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/29/2012

With Romney as Republican nominee, Mormons have their moment

LDS celebrate the chance to “come forth out of obscurity,” as one Mormon tweeted.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Bishop: HHS mandate lawsuit can be viewed as a women’s issue

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I am concerned that in addressing the H.H.S. mandate...it not be perceived as a woman’s issue.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 05/23/2012

California Catholic bishop: Church getting co-opted by political right

Are America’s Catholic bishops getting co-opted by the political right?

By Michelle Boorstein  |  05:12 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Scholar: Romney’s faith ‘makes people uneasy’

QUOTE OF THE DAY: The type of campaign messaging that can sway voters away from supporting Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon will be difficult to counter.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:58 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Lolo Jones: Virginity ‘harder than training for Olympics’

The Christian hurdler talks to HBO’s “Real Sports” with Bryant Gumbel about her difficult decision to wait for marriage.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  09:36 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Cardinal Wuerl: The church did not choose this fight

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “HHS’s conception of what constitutes the practice of religion is so narrow that even Mother Teresa would not have qualified.“

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  10:09 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Axelrod: Mormonism ‘not fair game’

“We wish that Gov. Romney would stand up as strongly and as resolutely consistently to refute these kinds of things on his side.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, religion politics

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Notre Dame among Catholic organizations suing over HHS birth control regulations: Read full list

Forty-three Catholic institutions filed 12 separate lawsuits against HHS Monday.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 05/21/2012

After Hare Krishna visits ‘Mad Men’; Hinduism enters American mainstream

The Hare Krishnas may have been seen as a highly visible, through fringe, movement in the ’60s, but today the ideas they worked to popularize are as mainstream as ever.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  12:07 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mad men, hinduism

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Herman Cain: Rev. Wright fair game

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think it is fair if someone wants to highlight the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and his relationship with Barack Obama because, quite frankly, it wasn’t highlighted enough in 2008.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jews to gather at Citi Field for event on evils of Internet

The community seeks to protect traditions they feel are threatened by modernity.

By Emily Wax  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jewish, culture

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Kathleen Sebelius speaks at Georgetown about religious freedom

The HHS head drew attention to JFK’s famous 1960 speech that sought tamp down fears about a Catholic president.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Republican strategist: Use Jeremiah Wright ties against Obama

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Will Obama’s former spiritual advisor make a comeback in the 2012 election?

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  01:12 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, jeremiah wright, barack obama

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012

USCCB: Health care mandate ‘unjust’

In a statement to HHS, Catholic bishops continued their opposition to birth control regulations.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Most popular baby names have biblical origins

One baby name expert says it’s the retro vibe of Old Testament names that appeals to parents today.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:50 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Obama campaign names faith outreach director

Twenty-three-year-old evangelical to lead faith outreach.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  08:52 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Mitt Romney: Mormons, evangelicals share ‘moral convictions’

QUOTE OF THE DAY: The former governor made a pitch to evangelical voters at Liberty University on Saturday.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  03:34 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, mitt romney, mormonism

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Mitt Romney at Liberty U.: Conservative evangelicals embrace their man

Mormonism isn’t hurting candidate with evangelical voters

By Michelle Boorstein  |  03:21 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Nancy Pelosi: My Catholic faith ‘compels me’ to support gay marriage

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “My religion compels me...to be against discrimination of any kind in our country,” the minority leader said.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Obama: Christ and the Golden Rule informed support of same-sex marriage

“When we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also ... treat others the way you would want to be treated.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Joe Biden: ‘Absolutely comfortable’ with gay marriage

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Catholic VP Joe Biden, on Sunday’s “Meet the Press”, speaking in support of same-sex marriage.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  08:22 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, quote of the day, faith 2012

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Coming to Jesus with #Joelosteen

Can Christian ministry that takes place exclusively online really connect?

By Michelle Boorstein  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright’s message for young Christians

Can Wright use his status as a lightning rod to renew the church?

By Michelle Boorstein  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Georgetown’s Kathleen Sebelius invitation called a ‘direct challenge’ to bishops

The HHS secretary is in the middle of yet another Catholic controversy, this time involving Georgetown University.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kathleen Sebelius, Georgetown University

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Obama on National Day of Prayer: ‘We give thanks for our democracy’

“Prayer has always been a part of the American story,” the president said in a statement.

By Georgetown/ On Fith  |  10:54 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Obama on the National Day of Prayer: ‘Let us be humble in our convictions’

President Obama issued a presidential proclamation declaring May 3, 2012, this year’s National Day of Prayer.

By On Faith  |  02:12 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Gallup: Very religious voters back Romney

Poll finds that Romney does better than Obama among Protestants.

By  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, faith 2012, quote of the day

 

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