Posts Tagged ‘State’

Japan’s bishops say separate private and state religious ceremonies

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Japan’s bishops have written to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. They want strict observance of the constitutional separation of state-sponsored ceremonies. They say these ceremonies should be clearly separated from the imperial family’s private religious ones when the change of emperors takes place in 2019. The bishops note this principle was “learned from reflection on history Read more

Proposed church state marriage ceremony split

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Two surveys of American views show a preference of the church having nothing to do with civil marriage. A survey of 2,000 American adults, the Nashville-based Christian research company found: Nearly six in 10 Americans (59 percent) say marriage should not be “defined and regulated by the state.” Nearly half (49 percent) say “Religious weddings should not be Read more

Church and state: JFK has Catholic Republican candidates at odds

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

US Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, both Catholic, are in disagreement with each other over John F. Kennedy’s famous speech on the separation of church and state. Santorum says the JFK 1960 speech delivered while campaigning to be the first Catholic US president, made him feel sick. Gingrich on the other hand, Read more