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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More Catholics behaving badly: Making Jesus weep!

Michael Sean Winters: Regrettably, more in sadness than in anger and with a heavy heart, it is time for another installment of Catholics Behaving Badly.


Clinging to a consistent ethic of life remains a moral imperative

Michael Sean Winters: The politics of abortion are in great flux. But liberal Catholics should cling to the consistent ethic of life, the only intellectually and morally serious ground upon which to stand when assessing the morality of abortion.


Links: EWTN radio affiliate offensive on MLK; greed in US health care; 'Is a Schism on the Horizon?'

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Host David Gray disparages the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; the U.S. health care crisis is being caused by greed, nurses say; Jan. 26 panel to discuss Pope Francis and schism.


The divides in the GOP are worse than those the Dems face

Michael Sean Winters: Republicans are playing with fire, because if they allow the extremists to dominate their primaries, you will not end up with strong candidates, you will end up with Trumpian sycophants.