By Nicholas Wolfram Smith, National Catholic Register - This Christmas, small-business owners like Caleb Cotter have gotten a gift from the Republican-majority Congress: tax reform that lowers his burdens... A drywall contractor supporting his wife and small family in western New York, he told the Register that “for the first time in 10 years, I’m not stressed over taxes.”
By Pete Spiliakos, First Things - A rhetoric of national solidarity must be attached to an agenda of national solidarity… One place to start would be to think of this politics as one of reciprocalsolidarity. Americans—all Americans—have responsibilities to each other as Americans. For America’s businesses, that might mean low taxes and regulation, at least compared to what the Bernie Sanderses and Hillary Clintons of the world want.
By David North, CNSNews - It is good news that the nation is starting to pay some attention to the peculiar priority given in the immigrant-selection process to relatives of earlier migrants — chain migration… The blunter, older term — nepotism — might be used in this connection, but rarely is.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - Something tells me that ministry is about providing answers and setting forth doctrine. I am convinced that, because teaching and insisting was at the heart of Jesus’ ministry and “pulling” people to Father through faith was His deepest desire for us, my ministry should be no less.