Paul A. Long

‘Tough on crime’ measures don’t work for Michigan youth offenders

When society talks about youth, there is a sense of hopefulness and excitement about their future, their growth and their development. They will grow up to be parents, community members and leaders of the state and the nation. Unfortunately, however, when policy conversations turn to crime, sobering statistics and trends about youth offenders emerge that…

Respect Life Month emphasizes worth of every life

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“Every life is worth living.” That is the theme for this year’s Respect Life Month, which is celebrated annually in Catholic parishes across the country each October. Coordinated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Respect Life Month raises awareness about important human life issues and communicates those topics to parishioners through informational material.…