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By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine, June 19, 2024

Eric Sammons is the editor-in-chief of Crisis Magazine.

 

The Trump-led Conservative Movement won’t save the nation, but it will at least keep the State from coming after practicing Catholics.

Eric SammonsLast weekend the conservative organization Turning Point USA hosted a major convention in Detroit featuring top conservative figures like Vivek Ramaswamy, Kristi Noem, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Charlie Kirk (the founder of Turning Point). The big draw was Donald Trump as the keynote speaker. What I saw at the convention was instructive for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the Conservative Movement as it pertains to saving this nation.

Attending this event was a novel experience. I’ve always followed politics, but at a respectable distance. I don’t keep track of all the personalities in politics (I didn’t recognize half the speakers at this event), and I don’t get super-engaged in the political process. Catholics for Catholics held a breakout session on the Catholic vote and invited me to speak on the state of the Church as it relates to the November election. Catholics for Catholics is committed to injecting unapologetic Catholicism into the political world, so I was happy to accept the invitation. …

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