Daily Links: Polls, petitions, politicians
CNN reports on two new studies: apparently critical thinking can make you less religious , and though politicians are talking up faith, many people wish they wouldn't . Speaking of faith and politicians,here's more on Paul Ryan's back-and-forth with the bishops about his interpretation of Catholic social teaching .
Says Mary Hunt at Religion Dispatches: We are all nuns .
And, a petition was delivered  to the bishop who influenced Anna Maria College's decision to disinvite Victoria Kennedy from speaking at its commencement. However, the bishop has declared he will not change his mind .