Christians rule! (Congress edition)

This Washington Post article says that Congress is getting more diverse — but people who claim Christianity as their religion far outnumber any one else (at 91 percent, while just 71 percent of Americans claim Christianity as their religion). Here’s more on the topic, from Esquire.

The Lord detests lying lips

Politico fact-checked Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for a week, and found during their five-day analysis, Trump averaged about one falsehood every three minutes and 15 seconds over nearly five hours of remarks. In raw numbers, that’s 87 erroneous statements in five days. And: Clinton is no paragon of truth-telling either. Her misrepresentations, while less …

Why are people leaving religion?

Leftover sends this, a PRRI study on why people are leaving religion in the U.S. According to the study, people tend to just stop believing, usually by the age of 30. This means the so-called Nones (people who profess no religious belief) are growing. Time to up the door-knocking, Christians! (Just kidding.)    

Oh, the places we did go!

Thank you for your patience as we ducked away to Newport, RI, for a few days. I hope you had a wonderful break. Now let’s settle in: Do you ever wonder why evangelicals are losing an entire generation? I mean, as a particular breed of evangelical, I can give you a long list of why …

So an archbishop says remarried Catholics should live like siblings

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput says remarried Catholics can receive Communion only if they abstain from sex and live like brothers and sisters. Chaput issued guidelines earlier this month that said “Undertaking to live as brother and sister is necessary for the divorced and civilly remarried to receive reconciliation in the Sacrament of Penance, which could then open …