PowerLinks 01.05.15
Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 01.05.15

Catholics Fight for Freedom in Washington, D.C.
Robert E. Laird , Crisis Magazine

The Catholic University of America and the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., are the latest targets of legislative and judicial moral relativists who severely threaten the religious freedom of Catholic educational institutions from pre-schools to universities, as well as other Catholic services.

Want to watch economists fight? Bring up the minimum wage
Anya Van Wagtendonk, PBS Newshour

In the course of just the past two days, the minimum wage jumped up in 21 states — and odds are, you’ve got an opinion about that. So does the academic world, which has studied — and argued over — the minimum wage’s impact within the labor market for more than 70 years.

Alice Cooper, Christian: ‘The World Belongs to Satan’
Michael W. Chapman, CNS News

Alice Cooper, the shock-rock megastar who makes Marilyn Manson look like a choir boy, stopped his hard-partying ways and returned to his Bible Christian roots in the late 1980s and today, still hugely popular and touring, says he isn’t shy about discussing his faith, says his early songs always warned against choosing evil, and contends that the world we live in “doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to Satan.

Human Traffickers Are Abandoning Boats Full of Migrants
Adam Chandler, The Atlantic

On Thursday evening, the Italian Coast Guard received this unusual distress call: “We’re without crew, we’re heading toward the Italian coast and we have no one to steer.”

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).