Health Care

I do not like the leviathan of a health care program cooked up by our government (VOTE THEM OUT) which will hit the middle class hard (huge tax hike) and very likely do nothing but bad things for the over-all availability of health care. 1.  Allow Competition I want to see the rules lifted that prevent me, and small businesses, from buying health insurance across state lines.  That way if the rules in another state allow for a policy I like better than what is available in my own state, I can buy that policy. Small businesses from all over … Continue reading

Day of Penance and Prayer for Violations of Human Dignity Through Abortion

Day of Penance and Prayer to be observed on January 23rd this year. In November, 2001, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved the adaptation of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Following confirmation by the Holy See in February, 2002, the following became particular law for the dioceses of the United States of America: In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when the 22nd falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts … Continue reading

Social Justice and Unfairly Burdening the Little Guy

Catholics are supposed to consider the common good which includes in its definition the essential that the individual good must not be harmed. This gets a bit complicated in the real world out here.  We make all sorts of laws to regulate industry so that things like children’s clothing are as safe as possible and property so that a homeowner doesn’t end up next to something that harms her property values. But what happens when those laws, intended for the big corporations, prevent a housewife from selling her own work and thus helping her family or adds so much burden … Continue reading