• Do Christians practice too much ‘toxic charity’?

    Do Christians practice too much ‘toxic charity’?

    • Jun 10, 2016

    Those who run the soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food pantries and welfare programs are constantly faced with the dilemma of how to help genuinely those who line up for bags of food. Is it possible that handouts not only do not relieve poverty, but they actually encourage it?

  • New gender identity law risks not helping trans people

    New gender identity law risks not helping trans people

    • Jun 9, 2016

    Media reports depict the Catholic Church as being opposed to any measure to help transgender people, but close attention tells a different story. As far back as the 16th century, a bishop and a pope protected a warrior nun who carried herself as a man, and today Bolivia’s bishops seek what’s best for all, including transgender persons.

  • Prosecution of cardinal shows problems with ‘hate speech’ laws

    Prosecution of cardinal shows problems with ‘hate speech’ laws

    • Jun 9, 2016

    At first blush, hate-crime and hate-speech legislation seem like praiseworthy ideas, but there are serious reasons to hold back the natural desire to eliminate hate through law. For instance, how is hatred for a group worse than hatred for an individual? And, who will decide which categories of people are to be included in the catalogs of those not to be hated?