The great thing about LifeSiteNews is that they unintentionally serve as research assistant to those of us charged with policing the culture of the Church for fanaticism. This latest is about the election warnings from a former chaplain at Ave Maria Law School. Who would have thought you would find zaniness there? It is like finding gambling at Rick's. Be sure to go to the end and watch the video too.
Distinctly Catholic: People who think debates don't matter need to do their history, but, sadly, tonight's debate, like the entire political season so far, will not get America out of our political nightmare.
At Philly.com, the list of Trump's Catholic advisors is a mix of establishment Republican types like former Ambassador Jim Nicholson, and others who have caused great harm to the Church, the Republic or both, like Austen Ruse and Richard Viguerie. I wish Angela Flood had been identified by her current job, and not as a "Former Director, Secretariat for Communications, Archdiocese of Washington." Please leave my archdiocese out of it.
Distinctly Catholic: Since the close of the convention, Clinton has done, yet again, what she did in 2008 and almost did during the primaries this year: squander what should have been an insurmountable lead.
Glad to be back. I was abroad for a bit, leading a seminar on Catholic Social Teaching in the land of my ancestors, Poland. Thanks to our host at the European Centre of Communication and Culture and to the participants from several eastern European countries. It was a joy to share time and tales with our brothers and sisters in the faith and, let me tell you: They are terrified by the prospect of a Trump presidency in that part of the world. For them, NATO is a gift and Putin is a threat and a menace.
Distinctly Catholic: Jones writes about the role gay rights issues have played in the recent history of white Christian America.
Distinctly Catholic: With his new book, The End of White Christian America, Robert P. Jones establishes himself in the top ranks of public intellectuals on the American left.
Distinctly Catholic: The myth of upward mobility did not concern early Americans, and the vastness of the continent provided a ready alternative for the poor.
Distinctly Catholic: This election, even more than the last two, has exposed some of the deepest fault lines in the American experience. Issues of race, class and religion stalk every campaign speech, every campaign advertisement, every poll and every pundit.
At the Washington Post, Mike Gerson continues his thoroughly appropriate and well reasoned moral jeremiad against Trump and those who tolerate his racism.