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Just governance: A lesson in loving our neighbors

Participants listen to a speaker during the Just Governance Forum at Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India, which was attended by the Michigan Catholic Conference.


Courtesy of Michigan Catholic Conference

In the Gospel, Jesus tells his followers to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). This passage calls us to recognize that we are part of the larger human family, a family that exists beyond geographic and political boundaries. Walking across a plateau in Panchgani, India, almost 8,000 miles away from home, I felt this…

Congress finally gets it right: The IRA charitable rollover tax law

Individuals age 70 and a half or older are probably familiar with the IRA charitable rollover tax provisions giving them opportunity to make significant charitable gifts from their IRAs without recognizing taxable income on the distribution. Congress originally enacted the IRA charitable rollover in 2006, and that law was set to expire at the end…