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February 3, 2013

One hundred years ago today the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, bringing Americans the joy of the income tax. You see some of them—perhaps your grandparents or great-grandparents among them—in this 1920 photo of people filling out tax forms at an IRS office.

Not many Americans complete their 1040s that way any more. Most use tax preparation software. I've been doing my taxes on the computer for years, and the process, though a bit tedious, is straightforward...

January 31, 2013

Many things the Holy Father doesprobably mostgo unnoticed by the majority of Catholics, and I fear His Holiness’s new Twitter account is unlikely to change that for more than a passing instant, so much do our attentions these days flit from one experience to the next. If I still have you reading after one complex...

January 29, 2013

What is the proper Catholic apologetic against using women in combat?

That was the question I posed to Catholic Answers' leadership last week when we met off campus for two days for our annual planning retreat. At the start of one day's session I brought up the Pentagon's decision to incorporate women in nearly all phrases of combat. All of us at the table were opposed to that, but, I asked, what is the right way to argue about the issue?

I pointed to arguments that may...