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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Links: A 'bitterly polarized' America; Cardinal Müller's interview; GOP's future

Michael Sean Winters: Politico offers roundup of responses to Roe v. Wade being overturned; Cardinal Gerhard Müller should be advised against giving interviews to LifeSiteNews; is Gov. Ron DeSantis the future of the GOP?


Pope gives master class in ministry at World Meeting of Families

Michael Sean Winters: This World Meeting of Families is not the spectacle we saw in previous years. It has gained in depth anything it lost in breadth, mostly because of what Pope Francis said at the event.


In praise of the Supreme Court's decision that religious schools can get tuition aid

The U.S. Supreme Court correctly ruled that Maine cannot exclude religious schools from tuition assistance programs. The ruling is not a step toward religious establishment, prohibited by the First Amendment.


Links: Hoping Francis never retires; GOP primaries; Catholic journalism

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: An evangelical Protestant's view of Pope Francis; Republican Party's post-primary weirdness; people in the ideological center; the Rural Indexing Project.