Distinctly Catholic: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan caved yesterday and endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States.
At Religion & Politics, a fascinating interview with Daniel Williams about the pro-life and pro-choice movements before Roe v. Wade.
At Politico, the inimitable Jack Shafer on Trump: He is a four-year old and the press should treat him accordingly.
Distinctly Catholic: Campaigns to out church workers are vile and smack of McCarthyism and someone needs to stand up to the campaigners.
At Politico, Ben White fills in the blanks on Trump's wealth and its sources.
Distinctly Catholic: I would like to talk about the two big lies at the heart of Trump's candidacy.
As we get closer to the election, candidates will make their pitch to the editorial boards of various newspapers, seeking their endorsement. Donald Trump appears to have a lock on one such endorsement: NKNews.org has deemed him "wise" and "far-sighted." NKNews.org is the official state paper of North Korea.
Distinctly Catholic: President Obama was right to go to Hiroshima last week. He was right not to apologize for the decision made by Harry Truman, to drop the atomic bomb.
From the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, the best bishop's retirement video ever. (h/t to Rocco)
Mark Silk, at RNS, in the hypocrisy of some Catholic colleges and universities for blocking efforts to form unions by their employees, even though the Catholic Church endorses the rights of workers to organize themselves. And, they hide behond claims of religious liberty to do it! Catholic identity indeed!
Distinctly Catholic: I grew up in the little town of Hampton, Connecticut, which then had a population of about 1,400 and today is home to some 2,000 souls.
In the Washington Post, Jared Bernstein, of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, explains why the Puerto Rico legislation negotiated b the Obama administration and Speaker Paul Ryan should be supported.