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.

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Lies, damned lies, and presidential tweets

Distinctly Catholic: With three tweets, Donald Trump displayed the quintessence of his political psyche: unhinged from reality, unbounded by concern for veracity, and petulant.

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Vatican document on economics is a serious, intellectually hefty indictment

Distinctly Catholic: Economics is not liberated from the inquisitorial eye of religion, Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones insists, rather authentic liberation must always develop within ethical principles, not with ethics as an add-on.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Catholic colleges could step up and offer free legal help to the estimated 2 million undocumented immigrants who likely qualify for legal status but do not know or can't afford to pursue it.

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Pope Benedict and Pope Francis: free and faithful in Christ

Distinctly Catholic: Recent appearances of Benedict in print and Francis on camera give insight into how, in different ways, they have avoided the strangeness of Vatican culture.

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