Catholics in Political Life

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Ross DouthatNew York Times

Mark StricherzTrue/Slant

Melinda HennebergerPolitics Daily

Ross Douthat joined the New York Times as an op-ed columnist, the youngest in the paper's history, in April 2009. His column appears every Wednesday and Sunday. He has established himself as a nationally recognized commentator on politics, religion, moral values, and higher education. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for He is the author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (forthcoming), Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2012), Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005), and co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (2008).

Mark Stricherz is an award-winning, Capitol Hill political reporter. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The Weekly Standard, and RealClearPolitics.

Melinda Henneberger is the Editor-in-Chief of the political website