Links for 12/23/15

by Michael Sean Winters

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At Religion & Politics, Robin Dale Jacobson looks at the history of nativism in politics and, surprise, surprise, a lot of that history is about us RCs. As the many testimonies by leaders of the Church in recent weeks, defending Muslims attest, we have learned the ugly lessons and should combat this evil which was once inflicted upon us.

In this morning's Washington Post, a long story on Obama and the way his faith has shaped his politics. If only he had been a Catholic.....

Two items from Chicago. First, a TV interview with Archbishop Blase Cupich and, second, his column in Catholic New World about the Year of Mercy. As mentioned in my post this morning, Archbishop Cupich is one of the leaders of our Church modeling the Church for which Pope Francis is calling us. 

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