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Modern Catholics Test The Pope's Infallible Authority : NPR

September 8, 2015
John F. Kennedy's presidential bid was challenged by Protestant leaders who charged that he would be a tool of the Vatican. Concerns were widespread about Catholic leaders demanding political loyalty on issues involving church doctrine. But today, the question is whether Catholic voters and Catholic politicians still give deference to Vatican views. Does the Pope still have clout when it comes to pronouncements he makes on key issues?

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Religion Takes Spotlight In Final Days Of Nashville Mayoral Race : NPR

September 6, 2015
Mayoral races often focus on issues such as traffic and development. And Nashville's current contest has camped out on those themes. But in the final days before voting concludes, one candidate is trying to turn attention to the religion of his opponent, characterizing her as "anti-Christian" in an effort to win over African-American voters. Source: Religion Takes Spotlight In Final Days Of Nashville Mayoral Race : NPR

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