Tuesday, September 15, 2015

America's dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

Americans are ready to hear Pope Francis -- but will they listen?
The (London) Guardian: The pontiff will likely get rock star treatment, but he may pay a price for his unorthodox approach to Cuba, inequality and climate change.

The (London) Guardian: America's dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics 

The intersection of faith and politics
The Atlantic: When Bernie Sanders visits Liberty University, he'll expose students to a party otherwise cloaked by the many Republican presidential candidates that have come before him -- can his visit influence a conservative audience?

Hillary Clinton showed up for church today. Will faith help or hurt her on the campaign?
Washington Post: Talking about her religious commitments has presented a bit of a quandary for Hillary Clinton as she runs for president.

Does religion need a modern ‘reconstruction’?
Baltimore Sun: A Baltimore rabbi recommends reconstructing religion to meet today's needs.

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis will not stop deputies from issuing marriage licenses
Washington Post: The Kentucky clerk who was jailed over her refusal to issue marriage licenses said Monday she would not authorize marriage licenses for same-sex couples but would not get in the way of her deputies doing so in her place.

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