Distinctly Catholic: Democrats need to avoid the consultants and get ahead of the polls with their message that government should serve the common good.
Distinctly Catholic: If the political opposition is smart, which is a big if, they will emulate FDR in drawing on Catholic social doctrine's moral and intellectual framework.
NCR Today: Republicans, backed by Donald Trump, and Democrats alike appear determined to recognize Israeli expansionism and its annexation of lands seized by military force.
Faith and Justice: What happens if, with regards to Donald Trump, "what you see is what you get"? What if he is incapable of becoming a disciplined, focused president?
Distinctly Catholic: Trump won for a reason, a singular reason. While we in the media were focused on him, he was focused on his core message: He would bring change.
NCR Today: President-elect Donald Trump will find out that he does not have absolute unfettered power. We may be seeing the first signs of this accountability.
Distinctly Catholic: The Democratic Party's search for its soul is overlapping with the need to find a new chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Distinctly Catholic: The Democrats' path ahead is currently obscured; the sooner they examine what has happened with clear eyes and candor, the sooner they can recover.
Distinctly Catholic: As of this morning, Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight.com gives the Democrats a 74 percent chance of retaking the Senate. Good.
Faith and Justice: Interesting parallels exists between what is happening in the political and religious arenas. People abandon both political parties and organized religion for similar reasons.