Catholic Culture Resources
Catholic Culture Resources

the stealth nominee

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jul 25, 2005

He's 50 years old, bright, ambitious, and prominent. He's said to be a man of principle, living in the middle of a culture war. Yet he apparently has no enemies. That's curious, isn't it?

No, I'm not ready to panic. There's no evidence that would cause panic. Nor is there evidence that encourages confidence. Yet:

OK, now I'm worried.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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