Distinctly Catholic: Donald Trump completely misunderstood the nature of the Al Smith dinner and was the first candidate in history to be booed.
At Politico, the influence of Kris Kobach on Trump. Kobach is one of the most sinister political influences in the country.
Distinctly Catholic: Clinton was steady last night, but she did not "win" the debate so much as Trump lost it.
At the Washington Post, Chris Hale of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good discusses the ridiculous charges being made about that organization.
At RNS, Mark Silk on Trump's delegitimization strategy. At first I thought Silk was overstating the case but on second and third thought, I am not so sure.
Distinctly Catholic: The video and statements by USCCB president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz about the U.S. presidential election are puzzling and disturbing.
At Commonweal, Anthony Annett on the faux scandal about Catholics who work for Clinton talking about Catholicism. Annett never holds back and he is spot on about the hypocrisy of conservative RCs complaining about the political activity of liberal Catholics. Next thing you know, we will learn that is gambling going on at Rick's.
Reflection: Last week, we buried my father. In the time from his death until his burial, I was acutely aware of what a priest friend said to me a long time ago: "The church is her best at a funeral." It is so true.
It looks like NCR's Joshua McElwee struck a nerve with his interview with Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell. Over at 1 Peter 5 they are in full meltdown mode.
Distinctly Catholic: Donald Trump is tanking in the polls. If Clinton wins nationally by something like 7 or 8 percent, would the House of Representatives flip?
At RNS, the always insightful Mark Silk shares his Yom Kippur atonement ideas for Election 2016.