Mark Stricherz' New Blog: New Catholic Politics
(Hat tip: Christopher Blosser at Catholics in the Public Square)
Mark Stricherz, author of Why the Democrats are Blue: Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People’s Party and a contributor to GetReligion.org and InsideCatholic.com, has a new blog called New Catholic Politics:
Why is the site named New Catholic Politics? The old Catholic politics has been based on a modern political division. Conservative Catholics are culturally and fiscally conservative, while liberal Catholics are culturally and economically moderate or liberal. A new Catholic politics should be based on a unity rooted in Christian humanism in general and Catholic social teaching specifically. It accepts the conservatives’ insight that extending legal protection to the unborn is a foundational issue, but it agrees with liberals that social-justice issues are too often dismissed as prudential judgments.Added to the blogroll.