God and Taxes

April 13, 2015

Vol. 212 / No. 5086

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Christopher J. WelchApril 01, 2015

Acts of violence have been much in the news and on our minds lately. In Ferguson, New York City and Paris, deadly shootings have disrupted lives and communities. For Christians, the response to such brokenness ought to reflect and cultivate the theological virtue of hope, a hope that directs us towa

LIVE FREE. Protesters at a tax day Tea Party rally at the Washington monument.
Joseph J. DunnApril 01, 2015

The day is almost upon us—April 15. For Americans, this is tax day. Yes, we pay taxes throughout the year, every day: property taxes on our homes, sales taxes in most states, excise taxes, gasoline taxes and of course income taxes. A nation’s expenditures of public funds, which are inevi

GOOD WORKS. An outreach program at St. Andrew Church in Sparta, Tenn.
Gary A. AndersonApril 01, 2015

‘What must I do to inherit eternal life?” asked the rich man. Jesus replied: “Go sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.” Though the rich man was taken aback by what was demanded, modern readers are often puzzled by the reward.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.April 01, 2015

When it comes to Francis' reforms, “What’s the bottom line?” is the wrong question.

Our readersApril 01, 2015

Prisoners’ RightsRe “Peace and Toilet Paper” (Editorial, 3/23): When we incarcerate people, we deprive them not only of their freedom, but of rights that you and I take for granted. Many well-meaning citizens have told me that when someone commits a crime, they give up all their ri

People look at painting of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero at cathedral in San Salvador.
The EditorsApril 01, 2015

The editors on dying—and living—for the faith

Faith Faith in Focus
Holly Taylor CoolmanApril 01, 2015

For our family, adoption has come to mean much more than what we thought it did on that Sunday afternoon.