At the Washington Examiner, a rightwing outlet, the GOP is trying to make Sen. Elizabeth Warren the face of the Democratic Party. Reminds me of certain Democratic Party operatives who were salivating at the prospect of running against Trump. When the other side highlights you, they need to repeat your message, and my hunch is that the country is ready for what the Senator from Massachusetts has to say.
Distinctly Catholic: What is the alt-right, and why should we view responding to it differently from other social or political movements?
At the South Bend Tribune, Evan Smith encourages the Democrats to look to Pope Francis for guidance about how to turn their party around. I watched the Mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigeig, in last night's DNC chair debate on CNN and he was hands down the best spokesperson for the party and the person who seemed to have the best grasp of the direction the party needs to go.
Distinctly Catholic: There are three things that must be done: Tell the truth. Resist the deportation police. And, fight the fear.
Distinctly Catholic: Too often, we Catholics are not taught the linkages between our doctrinal claims and our moral claims, facilitating the cafeteria Catholicism on both the left and the right.
You can't always trust the veracity of what you read at LifeSiteNews, but they accurately described last Thursday's episode of "The World Over" on EWTN. During a discussion of Amoris Laetitia, Raymond Arroyo, the show's host, and Robert Royal had this exchange:
This "gives the feeling of a schism," Arroyo remarked. "It’s not a schism, but it gives the feeling of one."
Distinctly Catholic: The World Meeting of Popular Movements showed a Catholic church ready to engage the cause of social justice anew.
At this morning's Washington Post, Chris Cillizza has some sound advice for the press: Don't get into a cat fight with President Trump. Just do your jobs.
Distinctly Catholic: C-SPAN ranked the presidents of the United States from best to worst. It is interesting to see how the numbers have, and have not, changed over the years.
Conspiracy theories go bipartisan: In the NYTimes, Dems have begun buying into bogus conspiracy theories now also. This is not the kind of bipartisanship the country needs.