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Blog Profile / Under God


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god
Filed Under:Religion
Posts on Regator:536
Posts / Week:3.1
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

First Colbert, now memoir for ‘A Nun on the Bus,’ Simone Campbell

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If you were one of the many progressive Catholics elated last year by seeing progressive nun/?lobbyist Simone Campbell hit the big time — interviewed on the Stephen Colbert show, then spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention — she’s moving deeper into celeb territory: Sister Simone is writing a memoir. Read full article >>

Invisible this week as Boy Scout leaders decide whether to welcome openly gay Scouts: the voters

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With Boy Scout leaders preparing to vote Thursday on whether to accept openly gay Scouts, protesters on both sides are descending upon the suburb of Grapevine, Tex. People from various perspectives who are interested in the vote outcome – scheduled to be announced around 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Catholic Church sees ‘hopeful future’ in the Boy Scouts, even if openly gay scouts allowed

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The Catholic Church, one of the country’s largest sponsors of Boy Scout troops, is “hopeful” about remaining with the Scouts — even if its governing board later this week votes to welcome openly gay scouts, a new letter appears to say. Read full article >>

Religious leaders ‘pray for Boston,’ contemplate evil in the world

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As news reports out of Boston continue to evolve from Monday’s bombing, religious and nonreligious leaders and activists contemplated the existence of evil and good. Read full article >>

‘Pray for Boston’: Prayers stream in after Boston Marathon bombing

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Social media sites lit up Monday with prayers flowing in for the victims of Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Read full article >>

Calling all ‘free-range Jews’

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It’s official: Judaism isn’t a religion. Or, it isn’t only a religion.  That’s the argument of some leading Jewish educators, who say American Jews need to look hard at their beliefs and practices and embrace their reality. Which is that Jews strongly identify as Jewish, but that identity is in many ways a non-religious one. Read full article >>

Rev. Luis Leon reveals response to his reference to gays in presidential inauguration

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Rev. Luis Leon said that he received “hundreds and hundreds of e-mails” about his reference to gays in the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration. In Sunday's sermon at St. John’s, the historic Episcopal church across from...Show More Summary

‘The Bible’ trending after Sunday night History channel premiere

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It’s not every day that the Bible is trending on Twitter and Google. But it’s also not every day that a Hollywood power couple produces a 10-hour miniseries taking viewers from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation, all in HD. Read full article >>

Entering the ‘sede vacante:’ Everything you need to know about the church after Pope Benedict XVI

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Benedict is pope no more. He is now His Holiness Benedict XVI, pope-emeritus. At 8 p.m. Roman time, 2 p.m. Eastern, the Catholic Church entered a period called the sede vacante, (the empty chair). It is an interregnum, a period between two papacies. Show More Summary

Rep. Walter Jones: Dick Cheney probably going to hell for Iraq War policy

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Congress will not hold anyone to blame [for America’s wars in the Middle East]. Lyndon Johnson’s probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney.” Read full article >>

John Huntsman: Conservatives should support same-sex marriage

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Today we have an opportunity to do more: conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry. I’ve been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. Show More Summary

Benedict XVI leaves as popular pope, but no John Paul II

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Pope Benedict XVI steps down with an uptick in personal popularity and wide support for his decision to retire, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. But Benedict leaves his position less well-liked than his predecessor or the Roman Catholic Church overall, a sign that his own brand failed to take flight as did Pope John Paul II’s. Read full article >>

Mark Sanford: We can learn from ‘a God of second chances’

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’ve experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes. But in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, a God of second chances and be the better for it. In that light, I humbly step forward and ask for your help in changing Washington.” Read full article >>

On day Pope Benedict resigns, lightning strikes St Peter's: See the photo that’s lighting up the Internet

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Pope Benedict XVI resigned his office Monday, effective Feb. 28, making him one of only a few pontiffs in history to voluntarily abdicate. Read full article >>

Sen. Marco Rubio: I’m not the savior. (Jesus is.)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There is only one savior, and it is not me.#Jesus” -Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweets on the TIME cover story labeling him the “Republican savior.” Read full article >>

Granddaughters of Westboro Baptist Church founder quit church, apologize for ‘hurt’

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For all of her adult life and much of her childhood, Megan Phelps-Roper picketed funerals, condemned gays, and said she earnestly believed that most Americans were destined for hell. But on Wednesday, the 27-year-old granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps publicly said goodbye to all that. Read full article >>

Obama adviser Joshua DuBois to leave Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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President Obama announced Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast that Joshua DuBois, head of his Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships would be leaving the post, effective Friday. DuBois was 26 when he was chosen by the president to serve as director. Show More Summary

Watch: National Prayer Breakfast 2013 live

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The annual National Prayer Breakfast is happening this morning at the Hilton Washington International Ballroom in Washington, D.C. The annual event, first established by President Eisenhower in 1953, gathers a bipartisan group of political and religious leaders, as well as a diverse group of activists, to pray for America. Show More Summary

Latter-day Saints: Proposition 8 support based on traditional view of marriage

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“On the contrary, our members supported Proposition 8 based on sincere beliefs in the value of traditional marriage for children, families, society, and our republican form of government. Only a demeaning view of religion and religious believers could dismiss our advocacy of Proposition 8 as ignorance, prejudice, or animus.” Read full article >>

Ron Paul on sniper Chris Kyle: Live by the sword, die by the sword

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.” --Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul sends a controversial tweet on Kyle, a Navy SEAL and sniper who was allegedly shot and killed by a fellow veteran at a firing range on Feb. Show More Summary

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