Advocates lament exclusion of those with criminal records from business loan program

Denver, Colo., Apr 19, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- After receiving more than 1.6 million applications, a key part of the US government’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, ran out of money Thursday and will no longer be accepting new applications.

In the two weeks the Paycheck Protection Program was active, the application process for the loans excluded small business owners with criminal records from applying— potentially hurting both business owners with criminal records and their employees, advocates and those with personal experience told CNA.

What is the PPP?

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I wrote about the SSPX the other day because some internet tweets were drawing out the worst in people.

Opening up Twit-deck today reveals that the worst is still going on.

The canonical status of the SSPX and the various issues connected to it, cannot be hashed out on Twitter, on Fakebook, in rambling partially-informed vlogs, etc.

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The New Normal

With First Communion season coming up, and ordinations right around the corner, many church professionals might be wondering how to manage large events during an uncontrolled pandemic.

The Air Force Academy presents one model of how things might be done. Keeping strictly to social distance rules, the Academy held commencement exercises on Saturday, April 18th.

Note that the graduates only could be present, and not their families. Large open-air spaces happened to be readily available. Order and discipline were already established among the graduates.

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