• 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.

  • How Trump could change priorities of US bishops’ own election

    • Nov 10, 2016

    Though Catholic liberals aren’t cheering Donald Trump’s upset win on Tuesday night, they might hope for a consolation prize, which is that given the likely conflict zones with the new administration, the US bishops could increasingly prioritize what are typically seen as progressive causes.