The Catholic road from Roe to Trump: Steven Millies
Our guest Steven Milles has written a thorough account of the last hundred years of Catholic political life in America, from the margins to the mainstream to the halls of power.
We discuss his recent book, Good Intentions: A History of Catholic Voters' Road from Roe to Trump. In the book, he looks at all the social and political factors that have affected Catholic voting behavior over the past several decades.
He also puts forward a view of American civic life that might sound odd to those who are used to the rough and tumble, winner take all process we increasingly have. Millies suggests that a true understanding of politics takes a much longer and more conversational view.
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Steven P. Millies trained as a political theorist at The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC). He is associate professor of public theology at Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL), where he also is director of The Bernardin Center. His commentaries have appeared in America Magazine, Commonweal, the National Catholic Reporter, and in several newspapers.