Distinctly Catholic: Trump's decision to pull out of the TPP and begin renegotiating NAFTA delivers on a campaign promise but throws a monkey wrench into the politics of both parties.
At Our Sunday Visitor, the editors remind Catholics that truth is a value of inestimable worth. In this age of "alternative facts" this commentary is timely.
At Democrats for Life of America blog, Lisa Stiller explains why she joined the Women's March last Saturday. The money quote:
Distinctly Catholic: The Women's March was larger than expected, and it was clear from reports, especially from Global Sisters Report, that the marchers were there for a variety of reasons.
During the GOP primary contest, then-candidate Donald Trump called Sen. Marco Rubio "little Marco." Now, after principled questioning of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, Rubio has decided to support Tillerson. I propose a new nickname: Backbone Rubio.
Distinctly Catholic: Within 48 hours of Donald Trump's being sworn in as the president of the United States, we find ourselves discussing the meaning of "alternative facts," among other speculations.
Distinctly Catholic: The inauguration ceremonies are completed: Donald Trump is now the President of the United States.
Distinctly Catholic: I shall be posting this afternoon with thoughts on the new president's inaugural address, which has been billed as "philosophic."
At the Working Class Perspectives blog, Jack Metzger looks at how the phrase "working class" covers a group of people of diverse experiences and attitudes and simply lumping them together is a big mistake.
Distinctly Catholic: If Donald Trump does half the things he promised to do, resistance will be required. But the left needs to grow up.
The USCCB this morning released the text of a letter sent by Bishop Frank Dewane, Chair of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, to all members of Congress.