- Mar 2, 2021
“The adoption tax credit is a clear and legitimate statement by the government that we have a preferential policy for life,” Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Ne) said, speaking in opposition to its removal in the Republicans’ tax proposal. “We are vigorously making the case of its inclusion in the tax package. This is a real time, real life policy that works.”
According to Marc Hyden, national advocacy coordinator for Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty, there is a broader shift against the death penalty, according to various surveys such as Gallup and the Pew Research Center, which last year showed support for the death penalty at a 40-year-low.
About 63 percent of Americans said parochial or church-related schools provide an excellent or good education, compared to 44 percent who said the same of public schools, Gallup reports. But there are partisan differences, with Republicans much more positive about church schools.
The U.S. Senate expects to vote on healthcare this week. The USCCB and NETWORK have spoken forcefully against the senate Republican bill, and the religious women at NETWORK have written a letter to give to all the senators urging them to vote no.
Though disagreement may be inevitable, one can disagree without belittling the other. That seems to be getting more and more difficult in the U.S. A group of Catholic leaders have given their advice on how to act Christian in a polarized nation.
A priest of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie was in Washington when Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, was shot last week. Father Tim Hedrick was close to Scalise and his family during those trying times and prayed with them.