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The nation’s bishops will gather next week in Seattle, Washington for their annual Spring General Assembly. On the docket is a debate and vote on a new document on physician-assisted suicide: To Live Each Day with Dignity. more
In just a few minutes on May 22, a twister between a half to one-mile wide tore through Joplin, Mo., a city of 50,000, leaving it in ruins, and at least 116 people dead. more
This past weekend graduating college seniors across the nation listened as commencement speakers offered words of wisdom and inspiration to them. The choice of sports figures or entertainers normally does not provoke protests or cause controversy in the elite world of academia. more
In these tough economic times with huge budget deficits and numerous proposals to either increase or reduce taxes and spending, the U.S. Bishops have issued a call to the nation’s political leaders to protect poor and vulnerable people in budget debates. more
One of the most absurd ideas to emerge from the abortion debate is that the killing of an unborn child is health care. more
“Unless the trumpet blast is strong and clear, few will follow.” This scriptural admonition given to angels and prophets sent to do God’s bidding describes the life and legacy of Blessed Pope John Paul II. more
After months of heated debate and discussion surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage, many in the Rhode Island General Assembly are now floating the idea of passing a so-called “Civil Unions” bill as an alternative. more
There are many symbols that speak to us of Easter that are common both in the life of the church and in popular culture. more
The great Christian apologist and writer, C.S. Lewis wrote that, “Christianity is a thing of unspeakable joy. more
The news is not good for children of Rhode Island. Not only has the U.S. Census Bureau cited a significant decline in their number in the state, but the Annual Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook released this week indicates that the struggling economy and economic recession is adversely affecting the 38,600 children living in poverty in Rhode Island. more
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