Distinctly Catholic: I shall be posting this afternoon with thoughts on the new president's inaugural address, which has been billed as "philosophic."
At the Working Class Perspectives blog, Jack Metzger looks at how the phrase "working class" covers a group of people of diverse experiences and attitudes and simply lumping them together is a big mistake.
Distinctly Catholic: If Donald Trump does half the things he promised to do, resistance will be required. But the left needs to grow up.
The USCCB this morning released the text of a letter sent by Bishop Frank Dewane, Chair of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, to all members of Congress.
Distinctly Catholic: The question of Donald Trump's legitimacy to become president has been raised and deserves to be addressed.
From the file "Great minds think alike" and Sunday's WaPo Outlook section, Matt Stoller on Obama's economic policies and how they hurt the Democratic Party. He delves into the botched handling of the foreclosure crisis, which I did not consider in my piece posted this AM, but which reinforces the argument we both made: When push came to shove, Obama choose Wall Street over Main Street.
Distinctly Catholic: Politics is about the admixture of ideals, relationships and power, and Obama seemed incapable of sorting out the mix.
Many of Donald Trump's cabinet nominees are on Capitol Hill this week for their confirmation hearings. And, they tend to disagree with many, many things he said on the campaign trail. This is going to be interesting. Karen Tumulty, in this morning's WaPo, analyzes the divergences.
Distinctly Catholic: Cardinal Sean O'Malley spoke about three forces at work in American social and political life, in a talk given Jan. 10 at The Catholic University of America.
At America, Michael O'Loughlin on Tuesday's "Erroneous Autonomy" conference.