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.
Michael Sean Winters
Distinctly Catholic: Changes in technology allow groups like LifeSiteNews and Church Militant to spread their divisiveness, so the seeds of schism might sprout more quickly and more comprehensively than before.
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: interpreting the Vatican II shift to a global church; Sen. Warren's clumsy speech to Native Americans; Democrats can learn from FDR; unemployment rates examined in key swing states
Distinctly Catholic: The tragedy of abuse is cancerous, and it affects not only the victim, not only other priests who do not abuse children, not only the entire Body of Christ, but it seems obvious to me that the perpetrator is always himself a sad and sick person, to be pitied as much as punished.