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Over the next eight years, 20 men will be ordained priests for the Diocese of Providence. Although it would be ideal to have more seminarians, it is good news that these men have responded to God’s call. At the same time, however, over the next eight years, 63 priests will be eligible to retire. more
The wedding season is upon us. If you ask your priest, however, he’ll most likely tell you that in the parish things are quiet on the wedding front. The reason? The percentage of Catholic weddings in Rhode Island continues to fall. more
The Catholic Church struggles with issues from vocation shortages to dwindling attendance and financial woes. The Church has created the very predicaments she now tries to solve and yet remains … more
In his new book, “The Power of Silence,” Cardinal Robert Sarah describes the problems of fear, anxiety, personal disorientation, other social dysfunctions and spiritual illnesses in our culture. … more
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), one of our nation’s major medical organizations, has recently adopted a “neutral stance” on the issue of physician-assisted suicide (a practice … more
No one enjoys paying taxes. While any follower of Christ could in good conscience argue against paying taxes, given some portion of them is used for objectionable purposes, they are still not free … more
It seems that the pursuit of physical pleasure is the motivation driving modern society, thus there is no higher good other than to fulfill one’s desire which is often confused with being happy. … more
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
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