Michael McLaughlin is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and University of Saint Joseph. He is a past president of the Society for Hindu Christian Studies is also associated with the Norfolk, Virginia Catholic Worker. His doctoral studies were in the area of comparative theology focusing on Bernard Lonergan and Aurobindo Ghose. Recently he has been interested in alternatives to standard capitalist economics and in the exploitation of workers by investor class.
To express it very simply and briefly these are the Paul Ryan Republican Catholics who would look askance at anything like even a mild Bernie Sanders kind of socialism. The problem is that Sanders is more aligned with official Catholic teaching on the common good than is the former.