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Who could forget the fictional character Sam-I-Am, and his dogged persistence in trying to foist green eggs and ham on Dr. Seuss’ anonymous narrator? After protesting unsuccessfully several times, the narrator finally expresses his complete disgust for that curious culinary combination: “I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere.” more
The Providence Journal often prints many different types of letters to the editor, which at times are very interesting and well thought out, while at other times seem to take a one-sided stance on … 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
The holy season of Lent has begun amid the unrelenting cold and snow of a brutal New England winter. Yet, the transition from winter to spring weather that we will (hopefully) experience during Lent is a fitting analogy for what Lent is meant to accomplish within each of us. more
A few members of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in the Boston Archdiocese have been holding vigil in their church for more than ten years since it was announced in 2005 that it would close. These few dozen faithful have, it seems, failed to recognize the signs of the times and the reality that is the Catholic Church in the United States and in the Northeast with its special considerations of a plethora of formerly ethnic parishes. Due to a shortage of priests and resources, Boston underwent necessary changes and reorganizations in its parish restructuring. more
Mookie Betts’ mother rewarded her son with a huge meal after his stellar performance in game 2 of this year’s World Series (he went 3-4). Betts and his best friend since seventh grade, Cam Lewis, … more
The recently introduced No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would make permanent and expand the Hyde Amendment restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortions. more
Over the next eight years, 20 men will be ordained priests for the Diocese of Providence. Although it would be ideal to have more seminarians, it is good news that these men have responded to God’s call. At the same time, however, over the next eight years, 63 priests will be eligible to retire. more
The wedding season is upon us. If you ask your priest, however, he’ll most likely tell you that in the parish things are quiet on the wedding front. The reason? The percentage of Catholic weddings in Rhode Island continues to fall. more
The Catholic Church struggles with issues from vocation shortages to dwindling attendance and financial woes. The Church has created the very predicaments she now tries to solve and yet remains … more
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