Does Minimum Wage Equal Just Wage?

Here’s my article at the National Catholic Register asking whether a raise in the minimum wage actually results in a just wage. The social science does not seem to support that notion. “The current administration is again advocating for an increase…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the Church’s teaching on the death penalty and our chance to place a moratorium on it here in Nebraska. “In the next legislative sessions for Nebraska and our nation, there will be several issues for…

A very kind review of my book, the Urging of Christ’s Love from Joe Ruff at the Catholic Voice, the paper for the Archdiocese of Omaha. “In his book about saints, Omar Gutiérrez, manager of the archdiocese’s Office of Missions…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the coming election. “The midterm elections take place Tuesday, Nov. 4, and I wanted to address the question of voting and offer a reflection.”… Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice” Share

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on how we can help our fellow Catholics who are suffering in Iraq. Please listen to Kris’ story and also consider looking up the story of another CRS employee here. Charity in Truth in “The…

The Coming Revolution

So what if there were new circumstances arising in our age that changed everything about Catholic Social Teaching? CST has developed over the past 123 years to address issues not fathomed by Leo XIII in 1891. From medical research that claws…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the situation with the unaccompanied minors coming up from Latin America. These children need our help. Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice” Share

Blowing Up the "Anchor Baby" Lie

So when it comes to immigration reform everyone has an opinion. Sadly, some of those opinions are based on erroneous implications, allusions to falsehoods and outright lies. These are told and retold by mostly unknowing talking-heads. One of those falsehoods is…

Winds of Change: Catholic Stewardship and Climate

Here is my piece from the National Catholic Register on the Church’s Social Teaching, the environment and climate change. I hope it is helpful to all.     Share

A Note About the Growing Confusion & Church Teaching

A friend brought to my attention a piece by the well-respected Dr. William Oddie, which can be found here. Its title, “Is there Growing Confusion over Church Teaching?”, is perfect because there clearly is. What has surprised me is that the…