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A university usually provides students with an environment where scholarship and intellectual inquiry occur on a daily basis. Presumably, diverse ideas and different views are examined by open minds and sometimes brought into the critical light of academic study. more
From across the globe, more than 250 “synod fathers” have gathered in Rome this week for the 12th general assembly of the World Synod of Bishops. more
“Our meeting is the message.” Pope Francis spoke these words on Monday to Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib, the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque, in their 30-minute meeting at the Vatican. The … more
Last week the R.I. House Judiciary Committee heard testimony in favor and opposed to two measures. One bill, sponsored by Rep. Arthur Handy (D-Cranston). would legalize homosexual marriage while the other, sponsored by Rep. Jon Brien (D-Woonsocket), would put the issue of marriage before the people of Rhode Island as a constitutional referendum. more
With new federal healthcare exchanges mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the horizon, some states have taken measures to ensure that abortion not be funded by taxpayers. more
The Veterans Administration reports that approximately 430 World War II veterans die every day. Out of the 16 million veterans who served in World War II, approximately 697,000 were still living as … more
Last week’s meeting between President Obama and Pope Benedict XVI provided the “frank discussion” that the Obama Administration seemed to desire between the two world leaders. more
One of most notorious nominees of the Obama administration withdrew her bid for confirmation after languishing for more than a year without a Senate vote. more
One of the greatest writers during the Renaissance period was Dante Alighieri. After his exile from Florence, he ended up in Ravenna where he wrote his greatest masterpiece, “The Divine Comedy.” … more
”Fighting Poverty to Build Peace” is the theme of the 2009 World Day of Peace celebrated on January 1, and it coincides with the U.S. Conference of Bishops’ designation of January as “Poverty in America Awareness Month.” more
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