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Welcome to Distinctly Catholic, a blog by Michael Sean Winters that examines politics, religion and the estuary where the two meet, all from a distinctively Catholic point of view. The blog is small "c" catholic as well as big "C" Catholic, examining a wide range of issues but always from the perspective of Catholic history and theology.

Gehring on Francis

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At the Post's "On Faith" blog, John Gehring gives his take on Pope Francis. I quibble with his apparent distinction between "Church doctrine" and "the example of Jesus in the Gospels" as if the one did not flow from the other, but all in all, I think Gehring captures the sense of freshness about this pontificate and responds accordingly, with a hopeful, open-hearted stance. "Look, I am doing something new," we read in Isaiah. "Do you not perceive it?" Sadly, some don't.

Meyerson Exposes Wall Street Short-sightedness

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This op-ed by Harold Meyerson makes a point I have made before: The financialization of the economy in the past thirty some years shows the limits of capitalism to produce what it promises. But, Meyerson makes the point better than I have, and with the aid of a new report that details just how significantly the need to prop up stock prices distorts economic decision-making.

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August 2-15, 2013

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