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. 

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Cardinal Burke on Fox News; hyping hydroxychloroquine in Brooklyn; Beirut hearkens back to Halifax; day of prayer and fasting for workers.

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Abortion: Discuss, don't debate

Distinctly Catholic: It seems that every time someone crosses the pro-life Catholic brigade, you get an over-the-top, profoundly hateful reaction; I suspect it doesn't help the pro-life cause one little bit. Now, a new report from the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame confirms that suspicion.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Don't forget Puerto Rico in next stimulus bill; rebuild the labor movement; administration's failed response to coronavirus; dogs don't vote in elections

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The GOP's stimulus bill is flaccid and immoral

Distinctly Catholic: I hope Republicans will think about the consequences for public health if cities have to start laying off workers. Want to make a pandemic worse? Cut back on garbage collection, cut resources for hospitals, make it harder for schools to reopen safely.

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