May 3, 2010
The crucial role of government stimulus in a struggling economy
This address was delivered at the National Federation of Priests’ Councils, Houston, Texas, April 13, 2010.
I am here to pay tribute to you, the priests of the United States. You stand on the front line. You meet the angry or confused or troubled people at the Sunday Masses in
The U.K. faces its closest election in a generation
A federal spending freeze in 2010 will cut government spending and job creation when the nation needs more stimulation, not less. As the first round of stimulus money is depleted, state and local governments will cut their spending, reducing demand in 2011. Why is a spending freeze a bad idea? The m
Lay Managers The toolbox approach (“The Pastor’s Toolbox,” by Thomas J. Healey and John Eriksen, 4/12) seems too narrowly focused on the ordained pastor. Increasingly many American parishes are managed day to day by quite capable nonordained laypeople or religious. They need as muc