Economics

Is Pete Buttigieg right that opposing a $15 minimum wage ‘taunts’ God?

BY REV. BEN JOHNSON • JULY 31, 2019 South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg implied those who oppose the minimum wage taunt the Creator. Are those who oppose raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour transgressing the Scripture and mocking the Lord God Almighty? One might get that impression from... read more

Chicago Archdiocese pledged $150 million for a scholarship trust. Six years later, it holds less than a third of the money.

By DAVID HEINZMANN, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, JUL 25, 2019 Chicago Archdiocese pledged $150 million for a scholarship trust. Six years later, it holds less than a third of the money. As Cardinal Francis George faced a growing financial crisis in 2013, he asked Chicago Catholics for hundreds of... read more

Unitarian leftist: Socialism is not ethically superior to capitalism

by Rev. Ben Johnson • April 26, 2019 Is it better, or worse, for the government to compel the redistribution of wealth? Unitarian minister A. Powell Davies addressed the issue. Socialism has made a resurgence in this generation, not least because of its deceptive moral appeal.... read more

Bishops Shifting Assets to Dodge Hit From Sex Abuse Claims

by Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant.com • December 6, 2018 Effort underway to limit financial fallout over predator priests SANTA FE, N.M. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Just a week after the archdiocese of Santa Fe announced it will file for bankruptcy to cover the cost of dozens of active... read more

Religious sisters may have spent embezzled money on travel and casinos

Two sisters who retired from St. James Catholic School in Torrance earlier this year told parents school was operating on a shoestring budget, while allegedly embezzling as much as $500,000 DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY 15 COMMENTS St. James Catholic School in Torrance on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. An... read more

Massive overhaul slated for Chicago Archdiocese

Parishioners of St. Adalbert Catholic Church, built in 1912, are engaged in battle with the Chicago Archdiocese to keep their church open for worship. By Manya Brachear Pashman, Reporter, Chicago Tribune A radical overhaul in the nation's third-largest Roman Catholic archdiocese could... read more

Dear USCCB: We Need to Talk About Burials and Cremation

“The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy; it honors the children of God, who are temples of the Holy Spirit.” (CCC 2300) John Grondelski Blog, Sept. 12, 2018 Although I fully expect that the USCCB’s fall General Assembly this November in Baltimore will be consumed with the... read more

Road to hell is paved with good intentions of bishops who lack doctrinal orthodoxy

By Rev. George Rutler July 31, 2018 (Church of St. Michael) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge indulged his romantic naiveté in suggesting that culture should be governed by an educated elite, which he called a “clerisy.” The word had the same root as “cleric,” since the clergy had a... read more

Vatican Withdraws Charges Against Former Auditor General

Libero Milone is told he will not be “subject to any criminal proceedings or convictions.” He claims he was the victim of falsified evidence because he was investigating financial misconduct in the Vatican hierarchy. By Edward Pentin, July 7, 2018 The Vatican has withdrawn charges... read more

Social elites gather to discuss rise of ‘populism’

by Juliana Freitag  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 10, 2018 For the first time in history, the Vatican took part in the secretive Bilderberg meeting, a gathering of political and social elites to discuss issues affecting the world. Vatican Secretary of State Cdl. Pietro Parolin made... read more

Capitalism vs. Socialism

Written by Walter E. Williams Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through... read more

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