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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops wisely wrote in their statement Living the Gospel of Life, “We get the public officials we deserve. more
Where are the men? They are half the church but a small percentage of Catholic Church ministries. Since the 1960s, rightfully so, the vital role of the laity has been encouraged and elevated in the Church. When the call went out in the 1960s and even into the 70s the women were home with their kids during the day and were often the first to step up to the invitation to serve the Church. This in no way diminishes the role women have played, but is a practical reflection on a visible reality. There is no doubt, without the countless hours of labor and prayer from women the Church would not be where it is today. more
We all know that the benefits of practicing the Catholic faith are “out of this world.” But, according to a recent study done at Ohio State University, there’s also an important blessing in … more
Just over one year ago Governor Donald Carcieri announced his crackdown on illegal immigrants in Rhode Island. more
Sargent Shriver died two weeks ago at the age of 95 after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. The press accounts of his life lauded a life of dedicated public service during the administrations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. more
In recent years, there’s been a slight but significant shift in the attitudes of many Americans concerning the issue of abortion. This positive shift was confirmed on June 11, when the people at … more
The political campaign season is well underway across the nation and with intensity here in Rhode Island. more
The nation’s leaders seem to be at an impasse in finding a solution to the budgetary problems facing the nation. more
Around this time of year, often in Catholic circles, a series of articles or opinion pieces will inevitably challenge the nostalgic sentimentality that accompanies our modern observance of Christmas. … more
“The poor cry out for justice and equality and we respond with legalized abortion.” These powerful words appearing in a full-page ad in Roll Call, The Hill, Congressional Quarterly Today, and Congress Daily AM, were attributed to Grace Olivarez, a dissenting member of John D. Rockefeller III’s federal advisory commission on population. more
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