A Catholic Moment
Stephen White reflects on the fact that none of the federal branches of government will be led by a Protestant– for the first time in American history.
“Unfortunately, that Catholics today have achieved an unprecedented degree of governing power at the federal level means next to nothing. As I have written before, these days, the fact that someone “is Catholic” tells us next to nothing about their political or even religious beliefs. American Catholics, even at this high-water mark of our political heft, lack the substantive unity to use our collective weight in a meaningful, or at least politically stabilizing, way. We have achieved something of the appearance of the Catholic Moment Neuhaus hoped for, but none of the substance.”
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