Jacqueline L. Salmon

Stories by Jacqueline L. Salmon

Terry’s latest anti-abortion publicity stunt

By Jacqueline L. Salmon When it comes to publicity stunts, anti-abortion activist Randall Terry sure knows how to make ’em … Continued

Religious leaders condemn Nazi imagery

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Religious leaders are asking politicians, talk-show commentators and others to drop the Nazi language.The rhetoric that … Continued

Pro-life pumpkins?

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Instead of carving your traditional grinning jack-o-lantern, the anti-abortion American Life League has another idea: carve … Continued

Obama faith adviser says she was misled

By Jacqueline L. Salmon A Muslim member of President Obama’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships says she was misled … Continued

Wilmington Catholic diocese claims bankruptcy on eve of sex abuse case

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The Diocese of Wilmington, which filed for bankruptcy Sunday night just as a sex-abuse trial against … Continued

Pew Maps Muslim Populations Worldwide

By Jacqueline L. Salmon If you are interested in the concentrations of Muslim populations worldwide, take a look at the … Continued

‘Schools Czar’s’ Anger at God Causes Controversy

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Christian conservatives are up in arms over the appointment of Kevin Jennings as “safe schools czar.” … Continued

We’re Back

Forgive us, blog gods, for we have sinned. It has been one week since our last “God In Government” post…. … Continued

Bishops Push Heath-Care ‘Safety Net’ for Illegal Immigrants

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Representatives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Thursday that the organization supports allowing illegal … Continued

Religious Freedom Commission’s Struggles

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Is the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom going to disappear in 2011? That is when … Continued

Muslim Activist Lobbies Obama

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, a San Francisco-based national legal advocacy group, made the … Continued

Boston Cardinal Answers Critics on Kennedy Funeral

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Last night , Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley offered a spirited defense for the Catholic funeral for … Continued

DC Archbishop Goes on the Offensive on Gay Marriage

By Jacqueline L. Salmon He isn’t as polarizing as Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino, but Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., … Continued

Controversial Scranton Bishop Resigns

Jacqueline L. Salmon As expected, Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton, Pa.–a standard bearer of Catholic orthodoxy who has been vocal … Continued

Scranton Bishop Reported to be Resigning

Jacqueline L. Salmon UPDATE: Two sources have confirmed to me that Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino will step down on Monday. … Continued

Public Officials Defend Secretive Christian Group

By Jacqueline L. Salmon In the latest issue of Christianity Today, Rep. Frank Wolfe and former Ambassador Tony Hall pen … Continued

Ted Kennedy’s Catholic Life in D.C.

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Some details about Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s personal faith life here in Washington D.C. While in … Continued

Ted Kennedy’s Mixed Catholicism

By Jacqueline L. Salmon There’s no doubt that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy came from the “social justice” tradition of Catholicism … Continued

Religious Right/Left: Similar Health-Reform Strategies

By Jacqueline L. Salmon It appears that the religious right is taking a page from the strategy book of the … Continued

Religious Groups on Pros, Cons of Health-Care Reform

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Recent posts on various blogs lay out the stark differences in the way religious groups are … Continued