Author: Jason Kippen

Election of Trump Multiplies Attacks on Conservative Pro-Life Catholics

In Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel Catch 22, a character complains, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”  Conservative Catholics have long felt pushed to the sidelines of the Church, but since the election of Donald Trump there has been a considerable uptick in the abuse heaped on Catholics who cling to the legacy of Saint John Paul the Great and Pope Benedict XVI. A prime example of this concerted effort was last week when a column by an Associate Professor at Fordham, Dr. Charlie Camosy, called for the Holy Father to declare “Trumpism” a heresy. This type...

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How Trump Tapped the Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals

Much of what Deal wrote about in his must read book Onward Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States (2008) was a factor in the Trump win. I recently read this important work and feel it is vital that we review and discern the lessons learned from the Trump Victory and the blueprint that Deal advanced in this book so that we can assure future victories.

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A Church In De Facto Schism? A Tale of Three Popes

Some have talked about a “Benedict Option” or a “Dominican Option” as we face the uncertain future of our Church. However, I like to think of pursuing the “John Paul II Option,” a radical evangelization of the world while holding fast to the eternal truths of Christ and His Church.

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