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Columnist Father William Byron says use of adjunct college professors as piecemeal workers points to a growing phenomena: cost-cutting, job insecurity and unionization on college campuses. Not all Catholic colleges support unionized professors, he writes.
The Supreme Court has consistently ruled that the government cannot prefer one religious group over another. With the federal health care law’s classifications of religion, government is choosing religious winners and losers — a practice discredited by 1,600 years of Western history and forbidden in America as an establishment of religion.
CatholicPhilly.com’s editor says the website’s success in reaching Catholics in the Philadelphia region and beyond points to the challenges and vast opportunities for Catholic journalism in a rapidly changing culture.
The state of Washington will not be executing anyone for at least three years under Gov. Jay Inslee. Although columnist Steve Kent and the state’s bishops applaud the decision, Kent recognizes that strong emotions will keep the issue far from settled.
Columnist Effie Caldarola introduces Brother Pat Douglas, a vocation promoter and the first Jesuit brother in the Midwest in 30 years. What’s the difference between a brother and a priest? “Think of me as a bald, muscular nun,” he said.
Failure to fix the immigration system is just one reason why 82 percent of people disapprove of the U.S. Congress, writes columnist Stephen Kent. Everyone says immigration reform is vital but no one wants to touch it.