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Critics of Pope Francis state they have been frustrated with him over statements which seem vague and open to a variety of interpretations. Most recently, the debate swirling around his Apostolic … more
The latest political storm to hit the presidential election campaign has unfortunately been stirred up by the actions of a Catholic priest. more
British Scientist Robert Edwards, a retired professor at the University of Cambridge, England has been named as the Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine. more
The Obama Administration’s recent move to “accommodate” is a welcomed attempt to remedy a serious infringement upon religious liberty. more
Last week the Rhode Island Catholic covered a presentation from the Nation Grid Foundation to Bishop Thomas Tobin with a check for $70,000 toward the Bishop’s “Keep the Heat On” program, which has proven extremely successful in getting fuel assistance to those in need since its inception in 2005. more
Traditionally, January is the month dedicated to honoring the Holy Name of Jesus. Reverence for the Holy Name of Jesus has biblical roots and has existed since the earliest days of Christianity. In … more
A recent Brown University poll revealed that 55 percent of Rhode Islanders are in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The Rhode Island General Assembly is giving serious consideration … more
Last week, France mourned the death of a priest and thousands gathered at Notre Dame Cathedral to attend his funeral. Among the mourners were the president of France, Jacques Chirac, cabinet … more
It’s January, and that means that the Rhode Island General Assembly has once again commenced with “the people’s work” in another legislative session, which this year began on New Year’s Day. Of great concern are the severe budget deficits and limited funding for programs that affect those who live on the fringe of our society. It is the powerless and voiceless poor who will be directly affected most by the budget cuts and trims that undoubtedly will be brought forward for consideration. The issue of same-sex marriage will once again be pushed by a small but vocal minority as they seek legal recognition. more
Vile comments in letters and vicious attack e-mails have not stopped Bishop Thomas J. Tobin from speaking out against immigration enforcement raids. more
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