Category Archives: Subsidiarity

Who Needs Subsidiarity: A Primer on Common Core

{Please welcome the first post by guest contributor Eric Wearne. -Ed.} As each new school year comes along, most states are moving further in trying to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  States are voluntarily ceding some of their decision making power over public schools to larger organizations, which has some people excited, and [...]

A Bronx Priest Who Makes Honey and Beer … and Clothes for Cameron Diaz

This past weekend, I was channel-surfing and stopped on Fox News when a video clip of Pope Francis caught my eye. The Fox News host was discussing World Youth Day in Rio, and was highlighting a Catholic parish in the Bronx that is going to great and unique lengths to make sure their youth are [...]

In America, Every Day is Pentecost

The celebration of Pentecost is a perfect occasion to think about the history–and the future–of the United States as a nation of immigrants. Like the crowd assembled in Jerusalem on the first Pentecost, America is home to people “from every nation under heaven.” Most American cities have ethnic neighborhoods that attest to this heritage. Columbus, [...]


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