By Mark Bauerlein, First Things - One of our editor-in-chief’s repeated contentions is that the Establishment no longer enjoys the confidence of the People. That includes the media. A significant portion of Donald Trump’s supporters believe that CNN and the New York Times lie every day. Trump's coinage “fake news” immediately caught the popular mood, and it's not going to disappear any time soon
By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing - I’ve never encountered more brazen and manipulative liars than Communist Chinese officials responsible for relations with religious believers... Which is what makes it so disturbing that last week reports surfaced that the Vatican asked two underground Chinese bishops, loyal to Rome, to step aside in order to allow two bishops of the Patriotic Church, submissive to the Communist regime, to take their places.