Distinctly Catholic: Some problems seem so intractable, it is hard to imagine a remedy. The human heart, with its knack for both faith and idolatry, so prone to receive grace and to commit sin, will never be fully cured this side of the abyss.
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Distinctly Catholic: President Donald Trump went to the St. John Paul II National Shrine Tuesday for an international religious liberty event, the day after police used tear gas to disperse peaceful protesters from around St. John's Episcopal Church, so that Trump could hold a photo op.
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Religious communities and climate change; Catholic statements about the killing of George Floyd; Trump the bully shrinks back; delaying aid to states.