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Prayers for an end to the shutdown. A landmark study on American Jews. And Pope Francis, now on Instagram!

Categories: Beliefs

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. I very much appreciated Lauren Marcoe’s column today. I was glad to see that there are those praying for an end to the shutdown. I wonder, though, just how many were praying like the person from Moring Star Network who prayed for a military coup to overthrow the President and end the “scorge” of Obamacare. It is sad to see that there are supposed followers of Christ who wish to see that those who are uninsured stay that way and that those with pre-existing conditions be turned down by insurance companies. Equally sad is that they’d rather see this and sky-rocketing health care costs for insurance rather than support the very Christian principles of these things rectified in the Afforadable Health Care Act a.k.a. Obama Care. It leaves me disgusted with these supposed Christians and leves me just as concerned for our country.

  2. OK, why do we have a Jewish holocaust memorial when we didn’t have a Jewish holocaust? Shouldn’t that be in Germany or Poland?

    For that matter, why don’t we have an Indian holocaust museum?