The Election & Social Catholicism

We are at a perilous moment in American history, and public Catholicism must rise to the task.

So says E. J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post columnist and Commonweal contributor.

He joins Commonweal editor Dominic Preziosi to discuss why American Catholicism needs to put aside culture-war rhetoric and return to its rich tradition of social thought—characterized by what he calls “radical moderation”—and how such ideas could play out in the upcoming election and beyond.

 

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“Catholicism is underperforming in American public life.”—E.J. Dionne Jr.

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