By Craig Bannister, CNSNews - “The Build Back Better Act, the massive $1.75 trillion social spending package working its way through the House of Representatives, contains a provision that would remove the Social Security number requirement for the Child Tax Credit... “The provision, which can be found on page 1,647 of the 2,135-page bill, would amend the federal tax code by removing the provision which requires that a child have a valid Social Security number in order to be eligible for any and all tax credits.”
By Msgr. Charles Pope - The Gospel from this Wednesday’s Mass... is known as the “Parable of the Ten Gold Coins.” It has an ending so shocking that, when I read it at Mass some years ago, a young child said audibly to her mother, “Wow, that’s mean!”.. I’d like to look at it and ponder its shocking ending...
By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - Have you often wondered why so many American bishops—including some whose personal orthodoxy seems unassailable—regularly surrender ground to dissidents? The best available explanation, a witty and perceptive essay, “’Tames’ in Clerical Life,” was published in Latin Mass magazine in Summer 1996.
By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing - When the bishops voted last summer to approve a draft of this document the Conference insisted, “The question of whether or not to deny any individual or groups Holy Communion was not on the ballot.” That was the case then; it remains the case now. According to canon law, the responsibility for sacramental discipline in a given diocese lies with the local ordinary