Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

Catholic Confederates

Brad speaks with Rebbecca Bratten Weiss, a reporter for US Catholic magazine and a contributor to the National Catholic Reporter. They revisit the issue of Trad Catholics. The discussion focuses on a number of troubling themes found in trad Catholic communities:

  • Anti-semitism
  • Militant patriarchy
  • A longing for the Confederacy
  • Xenophobia

One of the biggest takeaways from the interivew is that the longing for “traditional” worship services is often a repository for retrograde approaches to family, gender, sex, and social order. The problem isn’t the Latin, but it’s a good host for other troubling phenomena.

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