A Pew Forum survey of the religious make-up of the new Congress shows that the 535 members generally reflect the country's religious demographic, though Catholics--24 percent of the population--comprise 30 percent of the House and Senate.But here's the kicker: 50 members overall--9 percent--are Jesuit-educated, according to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, via Michael Paulson at the Globe. Georgetown rules, of course, with18 grads. Michael also countsBoston College (and finds another alum, for a total of51 the Society can claim) and Holy Cross, but no word on Fordham et al. Or whether Notre Dame is on the radar...

David Gibson is the director of Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.

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