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Santorum's faith grew deeper after entering Senate

March 05, 2012

A New York Times profile of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum reveals that the Pennsylvania lawmaker became much more serious about his Catholic faith after entering the US Senate. Santorum's wife, too, has steadily become more involved with the Church since meeting her husband.


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  • Posted by: garedawg - Mar. 06, 2012 11:18 AM ET USA

    Now if he could just internalize the Church's teaching on torture...

  • Posted by: skladach - Mar. 05, 2012 6:25 PM ET USA

    In his memoirs, Clarence Thomas says that the ordeal of confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court "brought [him] to [his] knees"; later while on the bench he returned to the practice of the Catholic faith in which he was raised. G.K. Chesterton said something to the effect that a dead thing can float downstream, but only a living thing can swim upstream.