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Senior Catholic clerics weigh in on gay marriage

Religion plays a big role in individual and institutional decisions about same-sex marriage. Senior Roman Catholic clerics spoke out Sunday on TV news shows – expressing love and compassion but holding to the church’s opposition to gay marriage.

A tomato on the seder plate

How many American Christian families will pray for the peace of Islam on Easter Sunday? Very few, I’m guessing.

How European Catholics see Pope Francis

The more devout and orthodox the believer, the more likely they are to welcome the pope, but even liberal Catholics are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 3/15

Streetcars, Mason-Dixon poll flaws, Norm Coleman gets back to his roots, an interfaith seder at Temple Israel, and more.

Pope Francis: He’s not your pope

I was taken aback by the over-the-top ebullience that many of my fellow Protestants were expressing on Twitter and Facebook at the announcement of the new pope.