In Michigan, Feminists Squawk at Proposed Tax Break for Fetuses

Michigan lawmakers are considering a tax break for expectant parents—but the National Organization of Women objects.On Tuesday, November 20, Michigan state legislators held a hearing on House Bills 5684 and 5685.  The bills, if passed, would “allow taxpayers to claim a dependency exemption for a fetus that has completed at least 12 weeks of gestation as of the last day of the tax year, and that has been under the care and observation of a physician since at least 12 weeks of gest … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes at Vatican II: Yves Congar Captures a Historic Moment

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Yves Congar was a complex man.  The New York Times, in his obituary, called him a “vigorous ecumenist” and a “promoter of the laity.”  His life in the Church toggled between acclaim and rejection.So who was this controversial figure who played such a large role in the Second Vatican Council?Ordained to the priesthood in France in 1930, Congar served from 1931 to 1954 as chair of theology and apologetics at the Saulchoir, the Dominican seminary just south of Paris, where he taught on the d … [Read more...]