MY COUSIN THE SAINT
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by Justin Calanoso

Posts Tagged ‘Sally Quinn’

The Obamas’ choice

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Washington Post religion columnists ask: Can the Obamas choose a church? Will we let them?

Family values and other contradictions

Monday, September 1st, 2008

In her On Faith column in the Washington Post, Sally Quinn offers some compelling reading on the controversy of the day. An excerpt:

Salley Quinn“My first reaction was shock. Then anger. John McCain chose a running mate simply because she is a woman and one who appealed to the Republican’s conservative evangelical base. Now, with news that Palin’s 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant, McCain’s pick may not even find support among “family values” voters.”  Read the whole story here.

The Los Angeles Times today reports other contradictions. “But under her leadership, the state of Alaska has requested 31 earmarks worth $197.8 million in next year’s federal budget, according to the website of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), the former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.”

Why she took communion

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Sally Quinn

Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn, writing at the paper’s On Faith blog, offers this compelling discussion about the politics of Holy Communion.

An excerpt: “I took Holy Communion at Tim Russert’s funeral mass. I am not a Catholic….Often, in Catholic churches, when Communion is offered, the bulletin will include instructions from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “for our fellow Christians” who are not Catholics: “Members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion.” Sometimes priests will invite non-Catholics to come up and receive a blessing. There were no guidelines in the program at Tim’s funeral mass. If there had been, I would not have taken Communion.

The entire post is here, along with a hundreds of comments.