From the archives: Bobby Jindal’s journey

Originally posted  July 2008. He’s been mentioned on the list of Mitt Romney’s possible running mates. And now Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is getting closer scrutiny from the media. The Wall Street Journal  looked at his remarkable faith journey:  In 1988, 16-year-old Piyush Jindal totaled his father’s new car a few weeks before graduating from [Read More...]

In book, Marco Rubio writes of his Mormonism and return to Catholicism

Details, from the Salt Lake Tribune: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio credits his short-lived time as a Mormon for providing a moral compass in his youth, though he also discloses for the first time his family’s struggles with the constraints of the faith and his eventual return to the Catholic fold. In his new autobiography, An [Read More...]

Analyst: Catholics may account for Romney win in Ohio

It seems to be the continuation of a trend: Rick Santorum, a conservative Catholic who is outspoken about faith-based issues, lost Catholic voters by a wide margin in Ohio on Tuesday, potentially a key factor that allowed Mitt Romney to squeak out the narrowest of victories overall in the state. According to CNN’s exit polls, [Read More...]

Meet Mitt Romney’s Catholic connection

He’s a former prosecutor who keeps a statue of Mary on his desk — and he’s trying to woo Catholics and Evangelicals to the Romney cause. Details: The response seemed to defy the rough-and-tumble rules of modern politics. One of the nation’s most prominent opponents of same-sex marriage, Maggie Gallagher, had just told aides to [Read More...]

The GOP’s historic choice: a Catholic or a Mormon

As a New York Times columnist puts it: “For the first time in American history, a major political party may be choosing between two leading presidential candidates neither of whom is Protestant. If current polling holds through the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses and beyond, the Republican nomination will come down to a choice between a [Read More...]

Is America ready for a President who is not Christian? — UPDATED

It may surprise a few people, but the GOP frontrunner for 2012 isn’t one. Jimmy Akin helps make the distinction: I’m well known for holding the position that abortion is the black hole political issue of our time. Given the number of people it kills every year, it outmasses virtually every other issue in play. [Read More...]


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