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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Mar-a-Lago search highlights Trump's Kafkaesque showdown with rule of law

Republicans claim the FBI's search of Trump's estate shows the U.S. has become a banana republic. They are right, but this isn't the Justice Department's fault.

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Links: A pro-life Dem; St. Edith Stein; defunding the FBI

Did you read that column in The New York Times about conservative hipster Catholics? Michael Sean Winters did. Also: A pro-life win in Connecticut; Spanish flu and the post-COVID-19 landscape; Republicans vs. the FBI.

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Napa Institute warns of cultural decline, even when they win

The annual gathering of conservative Catholics is full of whine and wine, notes columnist Michael Sean Winters. This year's doom-and-gloom preaching was offset by the excitement at the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision.

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Links: Biden and abortion; Phoenix's new bishop; the Notre Dame Cathedral

Links: Comments on The New York Times' piece on Biden and abortion, a Democratic Ohio Senate candidate's strategy, a Mass marking the 101st anniversary of a priest killed by the KKK, and more.

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