Monthly Archives: November 2014

Increase-in-Minimum-WageHere’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 in the federal minimum wage. Also, voters in five states — Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota — approved raising wages in state ballot measures at the Nov.4 midterm elections. Many Catholics, along with the U.S. Bishops, support the increase. Some Catholics, however, are asking whether this is a prudent move for the nation’s recovering economy and, more importantly, for the poor.”…


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 which we will need the voices of the Catholic faithful to speak clearly. One of these issues is the death penalty.”…

Charity in Truth in "The Catholic Voice"

Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice”