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Articles by Michael Sean Winters


The Economic Vision of Pope Francis, a Pontiff for the Poor

When Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement, most evaluations of his pontificate prominently featured the adjective “conservative.” Yet, this same pope, as well as his …

By Michael Sean Winters

The Table

Ryan’s Catholic Problem? A Century of Papal Teachings

Congressman Paul Ryan’s economic views are at odds with more than 100 years of Catholic social teaching. It is no wonder that he’s had trouble …

By Michael Sean Winters

Essay, Profile

The Megachurch: Where Jerry Falwell’s Influence All Began

The Rev. Jerry Falwell’s name will always be linked with the Moral Majority, the organization he formed to galvanize conservative evangelicals into political action. Certainly, …

By Michael Sean Winters


Everything You Need to Know About the HHS Mandate Before the 2012 Elections

The Obama administration was warned, but they never really saw it coming. When they announced in January they would not be expanding the conscience exemptions …

By Michael Sean Winters

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.


A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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