In the Washington Post, the most intelligent critic of Trump from the right, Michael Gerson, assess the new president at the 100 day mark. Withering.
Distinctly Catholic: Congressional Republicans wonder how long they have to accomplish their objectives before the investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia blow up.
In the Washington Post, Julie Zauzmer on the nascent "Christian Left" and the hurdles they face.
Distinctly Catholic: A moratorium on lawsuits by Puerto Rico's creditors expires on Friday, April 28, so the time for action is now. Will Congress cave to hedge funds?
At the Vatican website, Pope Francis delivers a TED talk. Someone at the Vatican who hatched this idea deserves a raise.
Why is the Washington Post publishing Julian Assange? Porn would serve as better click bait?
Distinctly Catholic: The "Unity Tour" for the Democratic Party is not going well, as the party appears ready to alienate pro-life voters instead of sticking to building a more just economic system.
Bishop Danny Flores of Brownsville, Texas, issued a short but incisive pastoral letter at Easter. Flores is continually linking our dogmatic claims about Jesus with our social teachings, which is so important if the Church is to keep the divisions of the ambient culture at bay and, perhaps more importantly, if we all understand the ground of our social justice commitments and the reach of our dogmatic claims. Good stuff.
Distinctly Catholic: A report from the Under Caesar's Sword project details strategies Christians use while living under hostile regimes.
Distinctly Catholic: In the end, the French electorate said 'non' to the traditional parties, but it also said no to a politics of despair and division.
At Chicago Catholic, Fr. James Keenan, S.J., recounts a recent meeting a group of moral theologians had with Pope Francis. "We left stunned and speechless," after the meeting, Keenan reports, but in a good way not a bad one.