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One of the diocese’s new seminarians visited the Rhode Island Catholic offices recently to have his official photo taken. He chatted amiably with us for several minutes before getting up to … more
The American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “A person will worship something, have no doubt about that.” Emerson’s quote points to the human need for worship and religion. In … more
On June 30, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that parents can receive aid from the government even if they send their children to a private school. This … more
Just as the nation began reopening sectors of civic life, cases of COVID-19 surged exponentially. Notwithstanding the few places decreasing in numbers, no government has yet provided the long-awaited … more
Civic traditions of fireworks and celebratory music before national landmarks remind us to celebrate the birth of these United States every July 4. This year’s celebrations were muted with a … more
In this coming Sunday’s gospel reading Jesus reminds us of the importance of showing respect, courtesy and hospitality toward other believers. He also reminds us that those who do so will be … more
It was announced last week that on October 10 of this year, Carlo Acutis, who died from leukemia in 2006 at the tender age of 15, will be beatified. His life here on earth was far too short, but it … more
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, protesters and government leaders want to reform the police. Legitimate and thoughtful reform of any organization may be necessary, given the possibility … more
For several weeks government leaders and experts have cautioned that gatherings of large groups of people was dangerous. As a result, businesses, restaurants, and places of worship have been closed … more
The Roman jurist Ulpian ostensibly offered the first definition of justice in the West. Justice, he wrote, is the perpetual will to render to each person his due. But for the Christian, the natural … more
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