Belief Bytes: Your Wednesday Religion News Roundup

Imposition of the ashes sketch. Religion News Service photo.

Here is your Religion News Roundup for today.

“Today, of course, is Ash Wednesday. Episcopalians have started a tradition of sorts with an “Ashes on the Go” program for commuters. Episcopal priest and serial memoirist Lauren Winner says Ash Wednesday belongs on the streets.

CNN asks if Ash Wednesday will also make an appearance on the foreheads of Catholics Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum at tonight’s presidential debate.

For an election that was supposed to be about the economy, there’s been a whole lot of religion-talk lately, much to the chagrin of some liberal church-state watchdogs.

In Ohio on Tuesday, Mitt Romney accused the Obama administration of having “fought against religion” these last three years. This comes after Santorum lambasted Obama’s “phony theology” and Franklin Graham questioned the president’s Christian bona fides. (BTW, have you heard about MSNBC’s new quiz show, “Who’s a Christian?” They had Robert Jeffress (remember him?) on yesterday.)

Santorum later said he was talking about Obama’s “worldview” on the environment, but as past speeches and interviews show, he has a history of denouncing Obama’s faith.”

Read the rest of the post here.

– Samantha Freda, Wilmington Faith and Values news intern

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