Distinctly Catholic: The view presented in a recent essay by Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler about conscience is missing the possibility of growth and of grey.
At Politico, the Clinton campaign acknowledges they did not do a great job handling her “health incident.” Really? In addition to displaying the typical penchant for secrecy AGAIN, why not remind people that Churchill had pneumonia twice during World War II, as well as two heart attacks, remained in office, and lived another twenty years.
Distinctly Catholic: There are no more strict separationists, to be sure. But, that does not mean distinctions between politics and religion are useless.
At Politico, Republican analysts are beginning to think Trump might win and they are bemoaning the fact that he lacks a ground game. They should be bemoaning the prospect of him winning: I can think of nothing that would so destroy what is best in the Republican party as a Trump victory.
Distinctly Catholic: Far more fascinating, though not entertaining, than the Commander-in-Chief forum itself has been the reaction to the forum.
At the Washington Post, Mark Rozell on the emerging split between conservative Catholics and conservative white evangelicals and the issue of Donald Trump. Is this the Pope Francis effect? Has the work of many of us on the Catholic Left been more effective than we had previously thought?
Distinctly Catholic: Presidential debate moderators would do well to take notes about why the "Commander-in-Chief" forum went so poorly and to be prepared to hold the candidates to the truth.
Distinctly Catholic: Now that summer has ended and we head into the final two months of the election cycle, let's look at some voter guides directed specifically at people of faith.
In this morning's Washington Post, a profile of a French imam, Tareq Oubrou, in Bordeaux, and his vision for a French expression of Islam.