American Religion/Australian Religion

James Tulip

Abstract


Father Robert Drinan SJ, the American Jesuit priest and former Congressman, surprised his Australian audience recently by saying that he
thought Australia was a very religious country. They assured him quickly that it wasn't, and surprised him in turn by saying that they thought the United States was a very religious country. Father Drinan seemed mystified. So much for a prophet - or a saint - in his or her own country!

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