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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
One hundred twenty years ago Pope Leo XIII delivered the first papal social encyclical entitled Rerum Novarum. more
Father Emil Kapaun is to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor later this year for his heroic service as an Army Chaplain in prison camps during the Korean War. Father Kapaun was declared a Servant of God in 1993 and is now under consideration for canonization by the Congregation of Causes of Saints in Rome. more
Towards the end of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, God addresses the returning exiles that have incurred unthinkable losses in a foreign land. He promises those who are anxious to begin a new life in Israel that upon their return He will give them “a monument and a name,” in Hebrew, a “yad vashem” (Isaiah 56:5). In Jerusalem, following World War II and the atrocities of the Holocaust, the Nation of Israel built a museum so that what had taken place would never be forgotten. They named the museum Yad Vashem. Memorials, memories and monuments are not merely sentimental. They are instrumental for healing, hope and new life. more
Saturday, May 13, marks the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparition to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis will visit Fatima May 12-13, a visit which will … more
A recently issued report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that abortion rates have reached a historic low since the legalization of abortion in 1973. From 2005 to … more
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