Pa. Speaker Turzai: Expanding school tax credits a good investment
Writer Amy Hill interviews Rep. Mike Turzai, who calls for more EITC and OSTC state tuition tax credits that provide aid to thousands of nonpublic school parents, enabling more to choose the best school for their children.
Egg/sperm donation industry is a religious liberty issue
Denying the right of children conceived artificially to "honor your father and your mother" makes this a civil rights issue, writes Ellen Giangiordano, and private citizen Barack Obama should support its prohibition.
America, land of prosperity: Even the word means hope
Christ reached out to the outcasts of his day, showing us that no barrier should stop us from helping one another, writes Father Eugene Hemrick. Prosperity is not only about economic progress but seeking the good of others.
Why repeal the Johnson Amendment? There is wisdom in it
The provision of the tax code prohibiting churches from endorsing candidates should not be repealed, writes John Garvey, because the Catholic Church should not be making political endorsements anyway.
Church, community come together to offer prenatal care to women
Read Father Gus Puleo's award-winning essay on how medical professionals, seminarians and parish-based health promoters are offering care to immigrant Hispanic women at St. Patrick Parish, Norristown.
Today’s judgment on the past may become tomorrow’s indictment
Just as leaders at Yale will be judged for how they handled the legacy of a renowned, pro-slavery alum, so will our actions be judged, writes seminarian Eric Banecker. We must seek God's will above all, knowing people's opinions are fickle.
Only Congress can fix our antiquated, broken immigration system
Blame for the fears stoked by President Trump's immigration orders lies with the failure of Congress to enact comprehensive reform these past 15 years, writes Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski. Most immigrants in the U.S. without proper documents harm no one but work hard to provide opportunities for their families, he writes.
Love and mercy in politics? It’s so crazy it just might work
Political divisions in the U.S. have grown as words are used to attack, not communicate, writes Richard Doerflinger. Catholics can model an approach that begins with love and respect for everyone.
Cupid vs. Christ: What love looks like, and what it truly is
On this Valentine’s Day we see the mischievous Cupid adorning cards, chocolates and ads. But Kim Griffin advises we look not to fleeting appearances of love, but to the lasting, self-sacrificial love of Jesus on the cross.
How a refugee family became ‘our family’
Nebraska resettles more refugees per capita than any other state, which is how Nebraskan Effie Caldarola and friends came to care for one Syrian family there. They know what extreme vetting really means, and we should too.