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  • When Schools Are Jobs Programs -- But Only for Teachers
    Post by Stu Nolan, 6/6/2010

    “Madeleine Sackler writes in the Wall Street Journal of a compelling new documentary, "The Lottery", that (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704635204575242123324855474.html#printMode) exposes the tremendous desire of desperate parents to win precious too few openings for their children in schools where the students have a chance to succeed. The increasing popularity of homeschooling and charter schools underscores the growing distrust in government schools. ... ”

  • A Few of Her Favorite Things
    Nancy Pelosi shares a thought on one of the greatest moments in time. - Post by Heather Calio, 6/4/2010

    “Have hard times in office inspired Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to get right with God? One can only speculate as to whether Pelosi's interest in this topic was heartfelt or triggered by fear of her political demise. You be the judge as to her comfort level when discussing her faith. Take a look at (http://cnsnews.com/news/article/66208) her speech during a May 6th Catholic Community Conference on Capitol Hill. No words can do justice to her insights on "The Word"; you have to see and hear to believe. ... ”

  • May local councils of the Knights of Columbus expel pro-abortion members?
    Post by Stu Nolan, 5/22/2010

    “Reportedly, the Knights of Columbus' lead attorney, known as the Supreme Advocate, believes local councils may not expel public figures who are members and who promote abortion with their public acts. I understand that Catholic News Agency broke this story, which you may read (http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6376) here. You may view some not unexpectedly sharp commentary on the topic (http://www.youtube.com/user/RealCatholicTV) here. ... ”

  • Is pornography going out of style?
    - Post by Stu Nolan, 5/22/2010

    “Wall Street Journal columnist Eric Felten raises (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703559004575256401269013236.html) here the intriguing notion that Apple Computer's Steve Jobs is finding pornography inconsistent with the stylish image of the Mac. With the Internet providing historically unparalleled access to smut, it is interesting the Apple is potentially interested in serving as a gatekeeper and not just a gateway. ... ”

  • 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. ... ”

  • Not too late to rescue tax exempt recognition
    IRS urges late-filing Form 990N if not yet filed - Post by Jim Hostetler, 5/19/2010

    “As we posted (http://www.legalworks.com/legalworkssite/news.cfm?act=article&article=18) previously, small 501(c)(3)s operating on a calendar year for their fiscal year had a deadline this past Monday, May 17, for filing electronic Form 990N. If they failed to meet that deadline and had not filed any report with the IRS in the last three years, they are at risk of being deleted from the rolls of IRS-recognized exempt organizations. Essentially, the IRS is prepared to assume non-filers are defunct. ... ”

  • 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. ... ”

  • Bishop blesses new facilities of Redeemer Radio
    Post by Michael Dorner, 5/18/2010

    “Fort Wayne (WLYV)? Redeemer Radio, Catholic Radio AM 1450, is proud to announce that Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, blessed the new studio facilities of Redeemer Radio on May 11, 2010 at 10 a.m. The station's new home is located at 4618 E. State Blvd. (East State Professional Office Park), between Reed and Coliseum. ... ”

  • Apostolates at risk of losing tax exempt recognition
    Deadline of TODAY catching many off guard - Post by Jim Hostetler, 5/17/2010

    “Many nonprofits are not aware the IRS plans to remove many small 501(c)(3) organizations currently listed in its official database sometime in 2011. Small 501(c)(3)s are those other than a church that average less than $25,000 in annual income and don’t file the annual IRS Form 990 or 990EZ. Any small nonprofit that has received 501(c)(3) recognition by the IRS, but which has not filed any Form 990 or Form 990N in the past 3 years, is at risk. ... ”

  • 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 ... ”

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