PowerLinks 08.05.14
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PowerLinks 08.05.14

Catholic Social Teaching and public-employee unions
Rick Garnett, Mirror of Justice

Prof. Meghan Clark argued recently, in this piece (“Power to the Public Workers”), that the deeply rooted Catholic principles and teachings having to do with the dignity of work and workers mean, in practice, that public-employee unions should not be distinguished from private-sector-employee unions when it comes to collective bargaining and other labor-related policies.

IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists To Monitor Churches
Investor’s Business Daily

Government’s assault on religious liberty has hit a new low as the IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage.

Acton and Lee: A Conversation on Liberty
Stephen Klugewicz and Veronica Mueller, The Imaginative Conservative

The two men, the English, Catholic historian and champion of political liberty, and the American, Episcopal warrior and opponent of the dangers of political “consolidation,” indeed shared much in common in terms of their views on liberty.

Pray we can save our Catholic schools
Charles Sahm and Sol Stern, New York Daily News

Probably no institution has done more to lift families out of poverty than the schools of the New York and Brooklyn dioceses. Catholic schools do an excellent job educating kids and instilling strong values, at a third of the cost of public schools.

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).