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Protestantism

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  • Counting Catholics in Congress -- an obsolete exercise

    Counting Catholics in Congress -- an obsolete exercise
    I purchased my copy of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics (only $90) Tuesday and immediately started browsing through the profiles of members of Congress. As always, I found myself focusing on the religion of the senators and representatives, a...
  • Deann Groen Bayless, restaurateur

    Deann Groen Bayless, restaurateur
    (Editor's note: This is a longer version of a story that appeared in the Chicago Tribune's Sunday features section.) Deann Groen Bayless has spent nearly three decades in the Chicago restaurant business and says she has never felt dismissed or...
  • Door of faith is open, yet revolving, at Columbia interfaith centers

    Door of faith is open, yet revolving, at Columbia interfaith centers
    Christmas Eve worshipers at Columbia's Village of Oakland Mills on Tuesday will do the interfaith shuffle: Catholics departing the sanctuary with their hymnals, white altar cloth, candles and crucifix; Protestants entering with their own hymnals, white...
  • Chalk up another topic beset by political polarization: Evolution

    Chalk up another topic beset by political polarization: Evolution
    By about 2-1, Americans accept the idea that “humans and other living things have evolved over time,” but as with so many issues these days, answers to that question have taken on a growing partisan cast. According to a newly released survey...
  • A prayer paradox at the Supreme Court

    A prayer paradox at the Supreme Court
    Constitutional issues involving the separation of church and state are full of paradoxes, and Wednesday’s argument in the Supreme Court over prayers at town meetings illuminated one of them. The justices were reviewing a federal appeals court&...
  • Survey: Same-sex marriage has big support among some religious groups

    Survey: Same-sex marriage has big support among some religious groups
    As officials in Arizona and the rest of the nation continue to wrestle with the legal and legislative issues connected to same-sex marriage, a new poll shows that support for allowing gays to marry has rapidly increased since such unions first became...
  • In Theory: On religion and the risk of divorce

    Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
  • The Duck Dynasts

    In the recent kerfuffle over the remarks of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, one salient fact has not been much remarked on: What he has been excoriated for saying used to be mainstream. What he said, that homosexuality is sinful and abhorrent, and...
  • Belfast shows both sides of 'the Troubles'

    Belfast shows both sides of 'the Troubles'
    A visit to the Emerald Isle is not complete without including Northern Ireland. It offers the tourist a very different but still very Irish world. While the friction between Catholics and Protestants has caused "the Troubles," it also has created some...
  • McManus: Slugging it out with Gingrich

    McManus: Slugging it out with Gingrich
    The Romney camp is worried. By this point in the Republican presidential campaign, Mitt Romney's backers had hoped that conservative voters would be coalescing around the former Massachusetts governor as the inevitable nominee. But that's not happening....
  • Rick Perry plays for Iowa's evangelical vote with new TV ad

    Rick Perry plays for Iowa's evangelical vote with new TV ad
    He may be down in the polls but Rick Perry still has more money to spend than most of his rivals.  On Thursday he went on the air in Iowa with a 30-second TV spot aimed directly at that state's potent bloc of evangelical Christian conservatives,...