• No, Trump’s ‘America first’ is not actually a heresy

    • Feb 22, 2017

    Did President Donald Trump commit an act of heresy when he pledged “America first” in his inaugural address? Only if he meant that in a metaphysical, not a political, context, and given the setting and the man, it’s entirely clear it was the latter.

  • Media frame of ‘Francis-lovers v. alt-right wackos’ doesn’t cut it

    Media frame of ‘Francis-lovers v. alt-right wackos’ doesn’t cut it

    • Feb 9, 2017

    Five minutes talking to people in any bar or coffee shop in Rome, or anywhere with a semi-strong Catholic culture, is enough to suggest that the media frame of “Francis-lovers v. traditionalist wackos” doesn’t do justice to the reality of Catholic conversation in the Pope Francis era.

  • Why Catholics should be grateful for Trump’s victory

    • Nov 17, 2016

    Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See under George W. Bush believes that Catholics should be really thankful that Donald Trump was elected, instead of Hillary Clinton, to be our next president of the United States. We faced a binary choice and the people of America showed once again that they are smarter than the pundits, beltway bandits and establishment insiders.