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“Life is Worth Living” is believed to have been the most widely viewed religious series in the history of television. This was largely due to the erudite host, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who weekly brought his viewers insights into topics of faith and morals. more
Another Rhode Island institution is about to close its doors forever. Benny’s, the local go-to store for everything from spark plugs to kitchenware will soon be consigned to that category of closed … more
The tragic reality of human trafficking has come to light once again in the aftermath of the horrific kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Boko Haram, the terrorist organization responsible for the kidnappings, has threatened to sell the girls. The leader of that terrorist organization said, “I will sell them in the market…There is a market for selling humans.” more
Pope Francis’s multi-day meeting last week with his eight cardinal-advisors ended with a pilgrimage to Assisi on the feast day of St. Francis (October 4). more
A venerable tradition exists in the Church of highlighting a particular devotion each month of the year. Some of these devotions are, unfortunately, lesser known today. To name a few: January is dedicated to honoring the Holy Childhood of Jesus; February, the Holy Family; July, the Precious Blood of Jesus. more
The entire nation was shocked to learn the sad news last week that NBC Washington bureau chief and “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert had died of an apparent heart attack. 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
The national debate over the healthcare system always seems to revolve around the same issues: How can it be affordable and accessible for all people? What is the legitimate role of government? What about the problem of skyrocketing premiums for employers? more
This past weekend, on a cold Friday night, roughly 30 young men and women attended a talk given outside around a camp fire at the St. Theresa Shrine in Nasonville. The talk, delivered by a Catholic … more
On January 22, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives voted to ban taxpayer funding of abortion. By a 63 vote margin, the House came to the common sense judgment that American tax dollars should not pay for abortion. The people of Rhode Island, however, were not well served as Congressman Jim Langevin voted against this ban. R.I. Catholics are profoundly disappointed that he chose not to vote on the side of life. more
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