Michael Sean Winters is the author of Left At the Altar: How Democrats Lost The Catholics And How Catholics Can Save The Democrats (Basic Books, 2008). His biography of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, God's Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican and Baptized the American Right was published by Harper One in January 2012 to critical acclaim. He is a Visiting Fellow at Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.

Show full bio ↓
Column

Pope Francis reminds us of our call to be missionary disciples

The pope's recent comment about missionaries as "divas on tour" garnered a lot of attention. But if we read his entire text, we find a profound message about evangelization and a special challenge to American sensibilities. 

Column

Links for 7/19/18

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Blaming America first; reactions to Helsinki remarks; Serve America PAC gaining ground; Frontline's documentary on Puerto Rico non-recovery is incisive; Elizabeth Bruenig is a must-read commentator

Column

Spadaro and Figueroa rile the Christian right again in new essay

With the publication of "The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different," the Jesuit priest and Prebysterian minister are happily stirring up trouble again, eschewing the false politeness that characterizes too much writing on the Catholic left. 

Column

Links for 7/17/18

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: An odd America editorial; meeting parallel to the pope in Dublin; Democrats' and Republicans' misperceptions of each other.

Column

Links for 7/12/18

Column

Links for 7/10/18

Column

Links for 7/5/18

Column

Links for 6/28/18

Column

Links for 6/26/18

Column

Links for 6/22/18

Column

Links for 6/19/18

Pages