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Do Social Programs Intrude on ‘Moral Space’?
Benjamin Wiker, National Catholic Register

It is primarily the Church’s moral duty to care for the poor, not the state’s. Thinking it’s the state’s duty has led many well-intentioned Catholics to believe that their moral responsibility to the poor is fulfilled by lobbying for state social welfare programs.

What does it take to feed the hungry?
Jason King, Catholic Moral Theology

How can we as Christians do this? What does it take to meet the needs of the neighbor and strangers during this time?

The Founders’ Free Speech/Press Clause
Eugene Volokh, The Volokh Conspiracy

Some saw the freedom of the press as broader and some as narrower. Some saw the freedom of the press as including the freedom to publish what had been earlier seen as “seditious libel” and some saw it as not including this.

Food Stamp Participation Doubled Among Able-Bodied Adults After Obama Suspended Work Requirement
Rachel Sheffield, The Foundry

A new report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) confirms that food stamp participation doubled among able-bodied adults after the Obama Administration suspended the program’s work requirements.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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