Here is your Religion News Roundup for today.
By David Gibson
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
Mitt Romney preached the gospel of American exceptionalism as he kicked off his foreign policy tour with a speech to the VFW. Jon McNaughton is the artist who can put those concepts on canvas, as David Morgan writes.
Msgr. William Lynn, the Philly priest who is the first church official convicted for covering up for clergy child abusers, will do time.
Revealed! How the Catholic Church in America sowed the seeds of its own destruction – when the Archdiocese of Chicago reimbursed a young Barack Obama for plane fare to a seminar on learning how to become a community organizer.
“In the 1980s, the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago contributed to the training of Obama in the very Alinskyite radicalism that would culminate in such anti-religious measures as the HHS mandate,” write Phyllis Schlafly and George Neumayr.
Not to worry – the Catholic Church can’t lose when you have Cardinal Dolan and Stephen Colbert teaming up for a panel on faith and funniness.
The Chick-fil-A gay marriage battle is heating up, with the Muppets getting grouchy and Mike Huckabee pushing people to eat the fast food he used to shun. Go figure.
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