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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The exterior of the First Baptist Church in Cameron, La., on Sunday, May 23, 2021 shows how it was heavily damaged during Hurricane Laura last year. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

Religion falters as more Americans reject traditional institutions

Hayley DeSilva, Staff Writer May 31, 2021

A recent Gallup poll found that the percentage of Americans with a membership at a house of worship fell under 50 percent for the first time in 80 years.  As a whole, religion’s influence in the...

Photo by Muhummad Mallick

Students for Justice in Palestine protest US policies, Israeli detentions

Timothy Duke, Contributing Writer January 22, 2018

Despite frigid, blustery conditions, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) marched and held a rally at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus on Jan. 18, 2018. Protesters stood in solidarity with prisoners and...

Photo courtesy of Anna Wolfe

Where are all the Catholics at the nation’s largest Catholic school

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor January 22, 2018

When Selena Miller, a practicing Catholic, applied to DePaul, she had no idea it was a Catholic university. Damita Menezes, another practicing Catholic, said she has met only one other Catholic student...

Religious liberty questioned after same-sex marriage ruling

Religious liberty questioned after same-sex marriage ruling

Danielle Harris July 6, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage on June 26, prompting celebrations nationwide and temporarily hijacking practically everyone’s Facebook Newsfeed.  While most...

Two Irish men kiss in celebration of the referendum results approving of gay marriage in their country Saturday, May 23. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, FILE)

Rainbow dreams in the emerald isle: Ireland’s affirmative gay marriage vote may signify larger shifts in Catholic values

Erin Yarnall May 31, 2015

With young voters mobilizing, and one of the largest voter turnouts Ireland has ever encountered, rainbow flags were seen flying over the Emerald Isle in celebration of  the Republic of Ireland becoming...

Numerous efforts, ranging from pro-LGBT protests (left) to the sending of letters to Indiana politicians, preceded the amendment of  Indianas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Religion and liberalism: mutually exclusive?

Kevin Gross April 5, 2015

Furor in Indiana finally died down, as the states’ legislators just amended the stringent Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would’ve broadly protected private business owners’ right...

Former President John F. Kennedy once received flak for not being a Protestant Christian. This tradition of criticism continues today. (Wikimedia Commons)

‘Guns, God and Country’: Religion and patriotism in politics

Alicya Dennison March 8, 2015

Patriotism, a word that started out simply meaning national loyalty, has transformed into a double entendre during the era of Obama. The first meaning is often used in conjunction with Obama’s lenient...

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