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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Christians on the left should own populism, make it our own

Distinctly Catholic: If in previous years the Democratic establishment's desire for the milquetoast middle was unsuccessful, in the years ahead it is the height of foolishness.

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On immigration and 'faithful citizenship,' US bishops avoid the challenge

Distinctly Catholic: The spring meeting of the U.S. bishops' conference turned out to be livelier than expected: The divisions among the bishops continue to plague their effort, if it can be called an effort, to live up to the moral demands of the moment.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Rep. Sanford pays for criticizing Trump; Trump, Kim and "the best hotels"; Martin to speak at World Meeting of Families

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US bishops need to be shepherds amid deportations, demonizations

Distinctly Catholic: The U.S. bishops seem clueless about their present moral situation. President Trump is attacking their spiritual children. Where is the united voice of the episcopacy in this country?

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