July 4, 2018

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"The hopeful news is that the Trump era has revived a grassroots movement of faithful, moral resistance not seen the days of Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ... The ability to distinguish between conscientious patriotism that thinks critically about citizenship and the perils of blind nationalism are themes always worth exploring.

"As we pause to celebrate Independence Day, this theme is ripe for deeper reflection among those of us who are religious."

—John Gehring, " 'America First' agenda a disgrace to Jesus-first discipleship," published on National Catholic Reporter