Take a good look at proposed tax bill Print E-mail
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Although the president and some members of Congress would like to get a new tax bill passed soon, I think it would be wise for citizens to take a good look at this bill before it is fast-tracked.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, as it is called, is touted as saving taxpayers money and helping the country produce more jobs. However, there are concerns about whether both of those goals will be met in this bill.

Bishops comment on bill

In a November 9 letter to U.S. House of Representatives members, three bishops who are chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) called the House version of the bill “unacceptable” as written because it “contains many fundamental structural flaws that must be corrected,” reported a Catholic News Service article.

Where have courtesy and civility gone? Print E-mail
Thursday, Nov. 09, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

In the later years of her life, my mother-in-law used a walker. Of course, it slowed down her pace and also made it difficult for her to open doors unless they had a handicapped door opener.

When I was with her, I could help her navigate doors. Sometimes she got ahead of me, so I wasn’t there when she reached the door.

I was unpleasantly surprised when other people would just walk through the door without offering to help her. She said this was a common occurrence.

Lack of courtesy

This lack of courtesy is something that seems to be escalating in our country. People seem to think only about themselves.

Your voice is needed at State Capitol Print E-mail
Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

As Catholics, we believe that life begins at conception. So when babies die in miscarriage or stillbirth, their parents should be able to have a service for them.

Elizabeth Ministry, headquartered in Wisconsin, is also working with more cemeteries to set aside an area for babies who have died before birth.

In Wisconsin, there are two pieces of proposed legislation which seek to demonstrate greater respect for unborn children.

Heal Without Harm

The Heal Without Harm Initiative is a package of two complementary bills, the “Unborn Child Disposition and Anatomical Gift Act” (SB 424/AB 550) and the “Fetal Remains Respect Act” (SB 423/AB 549).