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  • The immigration debate and Federalism
    The Flip Side of Subsidiarity - Post by Stu Nolan, 5/21/2010

    “Fox News is reporting that the federal government is suggesting it will refuse to enforce deportations under the new Arizona (http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf) law that attempts to secure the state's border and get the recent outbreak of violence under control. This follows in the wake of half of the legislature giving the Mexican president a standing ovation while he criticizes the law of one of the United States of America. Above is the link to the text of the Arizona law so you can read it and offer your own view as to whether it is reasonable in the context of what Arizona is confronting. ... ”

  • School choice for the Faithful challenged again
    Post by Stu Nolan, 5/19/2010

    “We are a nation established by the faithful and for the faithful, notwithstanding disagreements from the start as to what constitutes complete faithfulness. But the ninth circuit is set for another rebuke in its efforts to prevent any of the tax money of believers from actually assisting believers. George Will, as is his custom, delivers a nice (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/05/19/slow_learners_at_the_ninth_circuit_105639.html) summary of the issue and the absurdity of the ninth circuit's continued hostility to the supposed taint of religion in the public square. ... ”

  • Should all nonprofits be tax exempt?
    Post by Stu Nolan, 5/13/2010

    “In a forum sponsored by Catholic University at the National Press Club, participants explored whether all charities are created equal. Four experts examined the U.S. tax code's treatment of charitable organizations and debated whether the ultimate purpose of a charity should affect its tax-sheltered status. You can tune in to listen to the panelists deliberate (http://video.law.edu/pressclub.cfm) here. ... ”

  • Are we still headed for a worldwide Depression?
    Post by Stu Nolan, 5/12/2010

    “Columnist Robert Samuelson shares his fears that we are not yet by any means out of the woods. Read it (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/05/12/depression_2010_105530.html) here ... ”

  • Miracle at Lourdes
    The Story of a Passionate Priest - Post by Stu Nolan, 5/12/2010

    “I attended today the funeral of a wonderful parish priest and co-founder of the Missionaries of Our Lady of Divine Mercy, which operates the House of Mercy for the poor of northern Virginia and an orphanage in Africa. A father and widower before discerning his vocation to the priesthood, Father Jack was heroic in his dedication to each role and amazing in his passion for the Lord. You can find the story of a miraculous healing that transformed his faith life (http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/story.php?NID=3796) here. ... ”

  • Death Spiral of the Welfare State
    Post by Stu Nolan, 5/10/2010

    “Robert Samuelson provides a sobering account of the economic woes of the day. Read it (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/05/10/the_welfare_states_death_spiral_105503.html) here. ... ”

  • Another pro-abortion nominee for the Court
    Obama seeks lifetime tenure for noted advocate of special treatment of homosexuals - Post by Stu Nolan, 5/4/2010

    “Ed Whelan president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, provides at National Review Online's "Bench Memos" an early analysis of Elena Kagan, whom Barack Obama has nominated to replace liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Check out Whelan's (http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=OWNmYmViMTg5YTgwMDMwMDI1Y2EzODUwYjk1NzMwNjM=) observations. ... ”

  • LegalWorks Apostolate opens its doors
    New website intended as a resource for the faithful - Post by Stu Nolan, 4/1/2010

    “On March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, the new LegalWorks Apostolate officially organized, and on April 1, Holy Thursday, its doors were opened at its Front Royal, Virginia, central office in the Human Life International building. The law firm's mission is to provide competent legal counsel responsive to the particular concerns of families who must navigate the thickets of the law while remaining faithful to Church teaching, and to facilitate the good works of those lay apostolates and Church institutions that are building a Culture of Life. ... ”

  • Is Obama Care Unconstitutional?
    States file challenges in Florida and Virginia - Post by Stu Nolan, 3/29/2010

    “The most compelling argument against the Obama health care "reform" is probably the so-called individual mandate. To uphold a requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance, a field that has been regulated to prohibit interstate competition, will require an expansive view of the Congressional authority to regulate interstate commerce. ... ”

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