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.
Michael Sean Winters
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.
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
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.