Links for 02/23/17

by Michael Sean Winters

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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. And, he is a mayor and mayors are close enough to real people to know that it is okay to kick a consultant spouting nonsense off the DNC payroll. 

From the National Immigration Law Center, instructions for immigrants facing a deportation raid: Know your rights! 

In the St. Louis Review, Catholics help the Jewish community clean up a vandalized cemetery. Kudos to Archbishop Robert Carlson for encouraging this effort to combat vicious bigotry. (h/t to Rocco)

What is the story at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit? Bad enough they continue to employ arch papal critic Ed Peters, but Dr. Janet Smith's Facebook page includes apologies for Milo Yiannopoulos. Really? Archbishop Vigneron: Call your office!


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