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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Archbishop Chaput sees joy in letter from young father, but I don't

Distinctly Catholic: Archbishop Chaput published at First Things a letter he received from a young father. The letter seemed to hit all the right buttons, and I do mean right.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: LifeSiteNews talks Pope Francis; a plea to lessen Puerto Rico debt; conservative and liberal corruption; ethicists on Syria.

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Christian democracy could help what ails American politics

Distinctly Catholic: The natural home for religiously-based ideological disposition in the U.S. used to be the Democratic Party, but for the past three decades, the religious right has been the face of Christianity in American public life. Both parties seem unable to restore health to politics.

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Bishop McElroy: Politics should pursue common good, not special interests

Distinctly Catholic: San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy's April 18 lecture at Loyola University Chicago opens the debate about how the church should engage politics. He is calling for an approach in which Catholics remember to put their faith first, as the ground of a virtue ethics.

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