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The ‘Totalitarianism Temptation”?15 Aug

by Rev. Ronald M. Ketteler In “HHS and soft totalitarianism,” a recent Messenger column (February 2012) George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center criticized the so-called “contraceptive mandate” issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. In effect, that regulation would require Catholic institutions to provide health insurance coverage of “‘services’ that […]
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Religious Freedom – ‘the priority of civil society over state’13 Jun

by Rev. Ronald M. Ketteler:  June 15, 2012 Jesuit Father David Hollenbach contends that the writings of two towering figures in Catholic social thought in the 20th century United States revived the centrality of the distinction between civil society and the state. At mid-20th century the treatises of Jacques Maritain (1872-1973) and Jesuit Father John […]
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Pope Benedict XVI and ‘the moral structure of human rights’11 Jun

Chapter six in John L. Allen, Jr.’s The Rise of Benedict XVI is entitled “Battling a ‘Dictatorship of Relativism’.” That phrase – “dictatorship of relativism” – was voiced by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in his homily on April 18, 2005, the opening day of the Conclave following the death of Blessed John Paul II. Allen comments […]
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The Face of Christ Hidden in the Poor22 Dec

by Rev. Ronald M. Ketteler “When ‘the poor have the good news preached to them’ (Mt 11:5), it is the sign of Christ’s presence.” (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church n. 183) The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes, 1965) of the Second Vatican Council entered into […]
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New Issue of WITNESS Published05 Dec

The Fall 2011 issue of WITNESS is now available online. In addition to the article about “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” there are articles by Ms. Leisa Schulz, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Louisville, about handing on our Faith as catechists and by Deacon Frank Villalobos who reports on an annual cultural event […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court and School Choice
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a case that could have a major impact on school choice programs across the country.  The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, deals with whether a church-run preschool can be excluded from a Missouri program that provides funding for rubberized surface material for children’s playgrounds.  The […]

Scholarship Tax Credits for KY Families
  The first week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up on Saturday with the passage of several bills.  HB 162 was filed by House Education Committee Chairman Bam Carney and SB 102 was filed by Senator Ralph Alvarado.  SB 102 was co-sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Mike Wilson […]

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