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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The Supreme Court is right. That's no excuse for the church to be wrong.

Distinctly Catholic: Unless we seek a perpetuation of the culture wars forever, we need to be less arch in our concern for religious liberty. With a 7-vote majority, a little relaxation is warranted.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Biden and the Declaration of Independence; coronavirus cases spring up in churches; solidarity and the Payroll Protection Program; toppling Jefferson.

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The moral stakes of the economic crisis

Distinctly Catholic: Solidarity — as a value and as a governing methodology — will see us through these crises. That is as apparent as the hypocrisy of small government and libertarian ideologues standing at the government trough waiting for their funds.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Russia charges a journalist with "justifying terrorism," Trump's numbers plummet, China limits free speech in Hong Kong.

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