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With all the focus during the primary campaign season on the words of the candidates' ministers, whether it was Jeremiah Wright for Barack Obama or John Hagee for John McCain, one has to wonder when the press will start focusing on Sarah Palin's pastor.
In a wide-ranging interview with Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Denver comments on the responsibility of American Catholics to be involved in political life.
By the time The Speech of August 28, 2008 ended with an artful allusion to the March on Washington of August 28, 1963, the Democratic Convention had belatedly made a case for ending the rule of the Republicans.
Humorist Will Rogers was famous for joking, "I am a member of no organized political party. I am a Democrat." The 2008 Democratic National Convention demonstrated just how far removed today's Democratic Party is from that of Rogers' day.
Reporting from the floor of the Republican National Convention, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says social conserative delegates there remain excited by McCain running mate Gov. Sarah Palin, pleased with her strong pro-life stance, and unphased by the news of her unwed teen-age daughter's pregnancy.
The 2008 Democratic National Convention began as no previous convention ever has -- with a prayer and worship service. The first official event here in Denver was an interfaith gathering attended by more than 3,000 people.
We have a story about two people in the vanguard of a historic grassroots movement that's brought hundreds of thousands of volunteers to the region. Its focus has shifted from Katrina's immediate aftermath to broader issues of social justice.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick offered a curious contrast in his Democratic Convention speech earlier this week. He deemed Senator Barack Obama a man of vision and compared him to the policies and programs of the Bush administration.