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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Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Pro-life Democratic governor reelected; dissenters want Francis to "repent"; impeachment news from the "I told you so" file.

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US bishops are not really that interested in forming consciences

Distinctly Catholic: There are deeper problems with the "Faithful Citizenship" document, problems that demand the bishops start from scratch, and not just that the text does not reflect the papal magisterium.

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In impeachment hearings, Democrats must speak as moral patriots

Distinctly Catholic: With the hearings underway, the political calculus for both parties necessarily changes. The American people must be engaged; from here on, their will should prove itself increasingly manifest. 

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Michael Sean Winters rounds political news and commentary: Synodality as a means to address "crisis of democracy"; "Remain in Mexico" policy needs attention; centrist wisdom afflicts Democratic Party; impeachment proceedings continue

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