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How the Catholic Church Created Our Liberal World
Tanner Greer, The American Conservative

Trade, capitalism, secular power—all owe a greater debt to Catholicism than we like to think.

A holy mess: Churches, other nonprofits confront parking tax
Brian Faler, Politico

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the parking benefits that churches, synagogues, hospitals, colleges and other nonprofits offer their employees are suddenly taxable.

Young adult households are earning more than most older Americans did at the same age
Richard Fry, Pew Research

After bottoming out in 2011, incomes are rising for American households – and those headed by a Millennial (someone age 22 to 37) now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new census data.

Would Thomas Jefferson Support Today’s Separation of Church and State Doctrine?
Gary M. Galles, FEE

In Everson v. Board of Education, Justice Hugo Black’s majority opinion, which cited Jefferson, created the separation of church and state precedent.

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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).