Distinctly Catholic: In the end, the French electorate said 'non' to the traditional parties, but it also said no to a politics of despair and division.
At Chicago Catholic, Fr. James Keenan, S.J., recounts a recent meeting a group of moral theologians had with Pope Francis. "We left stunned and speechless," after the meeting, Keenan reports, but in a good way not a bad one.
Distinctly Catholic: Four men who provided economic advice to Trump during his campaign are on record now calling for tax reform focused on corporations, not the left-behind middle class who voted for him.
Distinctly Catholic: His own past business practices, his administration appointments and policies so far, and divisions within the GOP don't bode well for American workers.
At RNS, Mark Silk looks at Trump's approval ratings through the prism of religious identification, and compares his numbers to Obama's. In a nutshell: Trump is not holding his own with his own, white mainline Protestants.
Distinctly Catholic: The test of political leadership is not the capacity to feel, but the capacity to decide what to do about the horror.
At the Working Class Perspectives blog, John Russo looks at the interplay of technology and economic forces, and some creative attempts to deal with the catastrophes caused by modern economic decisions.
Distinctly Catholic: We believe that the paschal mystery occurs within history, that Jesus really did die and rise from the dead, and that the paschal mystery transcends history.
Distinctly Catholic: Reading the Gospel accounts of Good Friday, the degree to which the Hebrew Scriptures are present in the text is striking, but there is something deeper at work.
Distinctly Catholic: The liturgy of Holy Thursday focuses us on both the institution of the Eucharist and the great commandment to love one another.