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Kansas City diocese opposes sale-tax boost

October 17, 2013

The Diocese of Kansas City, Missouri, is urging Catholics not to approve a ballot proposal that would raise sales taxes to subsidize medical research.

Question One, which will be presented to Jackson County voters in November, would raise the sales tax by one-half a percent. Officials of the diocese argue that the added cost of items would be damaging to the poor, and question whether the revenues would be used to support embryonic stem-cell research.


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  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 17, 2013 10:22 PM ET USA

    Another bishop views the Church as a political entity instead of as the body of Christ. Message to the Most Reverend Robert W. Finn, D.D.: How does lobbying show others the love of Christ?