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.
Distinctly Catholic: When Wikileaks announced it had damaging documents that would harm the candidacy of Hillary Clinton -- "change the whole complexion of the race," predicted longtime GOP operative and longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone -- I was worried.
Book review: This is a good and provocative book. Levin is the kind of conservative with whom someone in a Hillary Clinton administration, for example, could find areas of agreement.
Book review: Yuval Levin's The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism is worth the attention of all of us who are more and less Catholic social doctrine fans.
Distinctly Catholic: The trajectory of the presidential campaign was not affected by the debate so much as by the videotape of Trump.