From Russell Shaw in the lastet issue of Crisis.
The election of 2004 was remarkable, among other things, for a highly successful counterattack by religious believers against political and cultural domination by secularists. Catholics had a central part in this electoral uprising. And despite some post-election secularist attempts to explain away the role of moral values in what happened, the election may have been a turning point in America’s culture war. Almost certainly it was a turning point for the Catholic Church in the United States.