Michael Moore — writer, film-maker and “active citizen,” was at BookExpo America (BEA) today, talking about his upcoming book: “Here Comes Trouble” Stories From My Life.

Moore describes himself as a “recovering Catholic,” but in conversation says he’s still “practicing.” His life’s work, which advocates for sanity in America, is very much in line with Catholic social teaching. It would be nice if the same could be said for the work of the USCCB.

The ‘military mindset,’ which is so prevalent in American society, has infected many in the Church — especially clergy, making it difficult at times to see the real face of Christianity in America.

Photograph: Stephen Wise