At this morning's Washington Post, Chris Cillizza has some sound advice for the press: Don't get into a cat fight with President Trump. Just do your jobs.
Distinctly Catholic: C-SPAN ranked the presidents of the United States from best to worst. It is interesting to see how the numbers have, and have not, changed over the years.
Conspiracy theories go bipartisan: In the NYTimes, Dems have begun buying into bogus conspiracy theories now also. This is not the kind of bipartisanship the country needs.
Distinctly Catholic: President Donald Trump's core supporters got everything they needed from yesterday's news conference, an alternative narrative to what they see on the news.
Distinctly Catholic: Sheil's CYO went against the norm of 1930s youth leagues by inviting all boys and girls, of any race, to join and compete side by side.
Distinctly Catholic: Coming at a time when violence and racial tension again plague the city, Timothy Neary's new book is fascinating and informative. Part 1 of a two-part review.
At America, an important essay by James Keenan of Boston College about the particular way Americans have failed to develop our Catholic understanding of conscience. This is key: Some of the opponents of Pope Francis seem to suggest that recognizing the role of conscience in moral decision-making let's people off the hook, when in reality, it is the checklist spirituality that evidences a kind of minimalism about Christian discipleship.
Distinctly Catholic: It isn't that some of John Paul II's biggest fans inflated his significance; it is that they continually interpreted him in ways that reduced his complexity.
Distinctly Catholic: The executive order pledging an increase in the number of deportation agents was not met with the same outcry as the ban on migrants from certain Muslim countries.
At RNS, a report on a conference they held on religious liberty, at home and abroad, featuring NCR's own Fr. Tom Reese, SJ.