Distinctly Catholic: It is remarkable whom Pope Francis has chosen to make into cardinals.
My father, who died last night, was a saint. I do not say this in a manner of speaking or as a figure of speech. I say it with all the facticity with which I can say that I have a cup of coffee at hand.
At the Christian Post, Eric Sapp makes a really lousy case that Hillary Clinton is the better candidate for pro-life voters. Of course, a concern for poverty is a large part of any effective pro-life strategy. And, yes, you can't really trust Donald Trump on any issue, let alone this one.
Debate Results: Experts Michael Sean Winters spoke to gave Republican Pence the debate win, expressed disappointment with Democrat Kaine.
Good news on the debt front: The International Monetary Fund is extending a no interest loan program for poor countries for at least a couple more years. Here is the statement from IMF Director Christine Lagarde. And kudos to JubileeUSA and other religious groups that fight on these issues day in and day out.
Distinctly Catholic: Both VP candidates would more plausibly be successful presidents than either Clinton or Trump, so tonight's debate will contain wistfulness for partisans on both sides.
At Working-Class Perspectives, Marc Dann examines the Wells Fargo case, and what it illustrates about the difficulty in uncovering unethical banking practices, even for government prosecutors, let alone consumers!
Distinctly Catholic: Whatever else the Gospel of Jesus Christ does or does not do, it does not baptize sexual assertiveness.
From our friends at the Africa Faith & Justice Network and the Oakland Institute, a report on the involvement of the U.S. embassy in Cameroon helping a land grab. Your tax dollars at work. Land grab is one of the issues that is only going to grow in frequency and importance unless our friends at Foggy Bottom get their act together.
Distinctly Catholic: This election cycle, because of the record high unfavorable ratings of the two major candidates, speculation about the potential for a third party bid to shake up the race has been greater than usual.