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Under God: August, 2012

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Ann Romney: ‘I’ve seen him spend countless hours helping others’

Speaking at the Republican National Convention, Romney talks about her husband’s faith and values.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:29 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; RNClive; Republican National Convention; Ann Romney; Mitt Romney

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Keller on Romney: Voters ’want to be convinced that he gets them’

New York Times writer Bill Keller on judging the Republican candidate’s character and moral compass.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:11 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; Republican National Convention; RNC; GOP

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan to also give benediction at Democratic National Convention

The archbishop of New York will give the closing prayer at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican National Convention, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Church, archbishop of New York

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Dolan’s RNC participation gives appearance of ‘baptizing the Republican nominee’

John Gehring, Faith in Public Life’s senior writer and Catholic outreach coordinator, commenting on the church’s involvement in politics.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican National Convention, Roman Catholic Church, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Romney: ‘A political leader’s faith can tell us a great deal or nothing’

In an interview with a magazine published by the Washington National Cathedral, former Mass. governor Mitt Romney explains the role of faith in the life of a politician.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:55 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, faith

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Obama: ‘My faith helps me to keep my eyes on the prize’

In an interview with a magazine published by the Washington National Cathedral, President Obama explains the role faith plays in his life.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  05:46 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, faith, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Thousands mourn loss of Ethio­pian prime minister and church patriarch

Abuna Paulos, leader of Ethi­o­pia’s Orthodox Church, and Meles Zenawi, were close allies .

By Emily Wax  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, Abuna Paulos

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Rick Warren’s presidential civility forum idea falls through

The megachurch pastor claims this year’s presidential campaign is uncivil.

By Gregory Thomas  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Warren, megachurch pastor Rick Warren, forum Mitt Romney, President Obama

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Scientology arrives in Tel Aviv

Secretive religious group opens first Ideal Scientology Organziation in the Middle East.

By Gregory Thomas  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ideal Scientology Organization, Tel Aviv, Isarel, Scientology, David Miscavige

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Bishop: Ryan is ‘aware of Catholic social teaching’

Bishop Robert Morlino of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wis., on the Catholic formation of Republican vice presiedntial candidate Paul Ryan.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, Wis. Rep. Paul Ryan, Roman Catholic, Dicoese of Madison, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012

In debates, Romney won’t be able to avoid addressing Mormonism

Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero on why Mitt Romney will have to tak about his faith during the presidential debates.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Mormonism, Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012

In magazine, President Obama, Mitt Romney discuss faith

Presidential candidates explain their views on religion and its role in unifying the nation and promoting the common good.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  08:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral Age magazine, President Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Santorum: Obama is ‘imposing his will’ on America

The former Republcian presidential candidate suggests Romney and Ryan better share values of Catholics and other conservatives than President Obama.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Catholics and other conservatives, President Obama, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Paul Ryan’s brother: ‘Our father always had us at church on time’

Congressman’s brother commenting on the Catholic roots of his brother’s beliefs.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  05:51 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Paul Ryan, Catholic roots of Paul Ryan, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Jakes movie ‘Sparkle’ with Whitney Houston prompts many to dream

It appeals to anyone who’s ever had a dream and wonders if they will achieve it, said producer Bishop T.D. Jakes.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 08/16/2012

African American pastors: Battle to oppose Prince George’s County casinos isn’t over

Some ministers pledge to continue fight against slot machines before the fall referendum on whether residents want to expand gaming.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  07:25 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gambling, casinos, ministers, black pastors, Maryland General Assembly

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Family Research Council shooting injures security guard at D.C. office

Motive remains unknown, but the gunman expressed disagreement with the conservative group’s views.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FRC, Family Research Council, Family Researh Council security guard, Family Research Council shooting, conservative views

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/15/2012

‘The old lines between Catholics and Protestants ... have been replaced’

Senior fellow with the Brookings Institution says Romney-Ryan presidential ticket is an example of America’s new religious/political divisions.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney-Ryan, Brookings Institution, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, GOP, Republicans, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Who needs a Protestant president?

Romney’s evangelical political advisor says the lack of protestant presidential candidates doesn't matter to evangelicals.

By byGeorgetown/On Faith  |  03:33 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012

No place for religion in politics

President of American Athiests explains his group’s new ad campaign calling for a separation of church and state.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 08/12/2012

Reaction to shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin that left 6 dead

Sikhs and supporters express anger and sorrow after a shooting at a gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis., and renew concerns about violence believers have endured since Sept. 11.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  05:22 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Sikh temple of Oak Creek, Wis., Sikh temple shooting

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Ryan pick sparks outpouring of reaction

Mitt Romney’s selection of the Wisconsin representatives is historic (first presidential ticket without a Protestant) and serves as a lightning rod for critics of Ryan’s fiscal policies.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:46 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney-Ryan, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, vice president, presidential ticket, non-Protestants

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 08/10/2012

In new ad, Romney challenges President Obama’s values

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claims in new political ad that President Obama is waging war on religion.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:35 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, President Obama, attack ad, war on religion, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Georgetown/ On Faith, Quote of the Day

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Hichborn: ‘Unthinkable for a Catholic charity’ to invite Obama

Michael Hichborn of the American Life League said about the implications of inviting President Obama to New York archdiocese’s Al Smith Dinner.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  06:24 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Smith Dinner, President Obama, Michael Hichborn, American Life League, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 09:43 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Komen's Nancy Brinker takes new role; had said she ‘made mistakes’ with Planned Parenthood move

Embattled Komen CEO was at center of funding firestorm.

By Washington Post Staff  |  09:43 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  komen, quinn

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

‘The tentacles of baseless hate continue to entwine’

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about the deadly shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin.

By David Wolpe  |  04:02 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh temple shooting, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Rabbi David Wolpe

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Mormons rallying brethren around Romney

“Choose the Right” is a new initiative named after a widely-known Mormon slogan that’s akin to the “What would Jesus do?”saying.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney Choose the Right, Mormon group, fellow Mormons, Mormon group, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day, Stephen Steele

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Nun leaders believe most sisters don’t want to submit to Vatican oversight

The sisters are considering how to respond to a Vatican plan to “reform” their Md.-based group.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/07/2012

U.S. nuns meet to discuss Vatican criticism, their affiliation with Rome

It seems hard to imagine, but it’s possible this week that American nuns could take a huge — if symbolic — step away from the Vatican.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Romney: ‘Our hearts are with the victims’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on praying for healing for Sikhs killed in a shooting Sunday at their gurdwara in oak Creek, Wis.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh temple shooting, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Mitt Romney, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Obama: ‘Our country has been enriched by Sikhs’

Obama on reaching out to those affected by a deadly shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh temple shooting, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Wade Michael Page, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Leader of black clergy group: Obama is ‘pandering to the homosexual community’

The Rev. William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, announced a new campaign against President Obama due to the his stance of same-sex marriage.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, same-sex marriage, gay marriage, Coalition of African-American Pastors, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Glowing over Gabby Douglas’s golden win at the London Olympic Games

New golden girl, the 16-year-old Va. inspires many by her poise and Olympic performance.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabrielle Douglas, Gabby Douglas, London Olympics, London Games, London Olympic Games

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Kiss Mor Chiks: Gay rights activists protest Chick-fil-A with ‘kiss in’

Kiss-in protest tries to challenge the fast-food chain’s appreciation day, promote marriage equality.

By Jeannine Hunter and Gregory Thomas  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: Thousands flock to restaurants, company has record sales

Fans dine at restaurants around U.S. to stand with chain’s chief’s stance against gay marriage.

By Jeannine Hunter and Gregory Thomas  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, Mike Huckabkee

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Survey: Questions linger about President Obama’s faith

Recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life indicated that the president’s religious identity remains a problem among voters more than in 2008.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, President Obama, religious identity, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day, Pew survey

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Romney on Israel and the U.S.: ‘We speak the same language of freedom’

During his overseas tour, while in Israel Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney discusses the country’s relationship with the United States and their role as democratic and moral leaders.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Israel, Jerusalem, overseas tour, President Obama, Election 2012, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Chick-Fil-A protest spikes sales for Md. business

Patrons came to Prince George’s restaurant to satisfy their political appetite as well as their hunger.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, Kiss Mor Chiks, Dan Cathy

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Bone to pick with Chick-fil-A

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about faith, food and fowl.

By David Wolpe  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, Rabbi David Wolpe, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

 

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