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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When picking new US bishops, Francis shouldn't hesitate to ruffle feathers

Distinctly Catholic: New bishop appointments could shift the U.S. bishops' conference in a new direction. Let's look at which appointments are the most important and why, and discuss the kinds of choices the pope faces.

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Trump may make America great again after all -- when we show how out of step he is

Distinctly Catholic: The House resolution condemning Trump's racism is a civics lesson that teaches us why America is great. The Democrats must communicate this positive vision to the electorate.

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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Accompanying an Holocaust survivor; Pete Buttigieg underwhelms; Puerto Rico needs more debt support; Elizabeth Warren is a "dangerous" Democrat.

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EWTN's voice is powerful, partisan and problematic

Distinctly Catholic: Despite their insistence that they are loyal to the magisterium, EWTN has always been highly selective in presenting church teaching. They distort some teachings and ignore others.

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