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In a 2-to-1 decision the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, decided last week that federal marriage legislation passed by a Republican Congress and signed by Democratic President Bill Clinton defining marriage as "a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife,” was unconstitutional because it failed to give equal protection to New York spouses in same-sex marriages. more
The culture of death continues to grow as Northern Ireland witnessed the opening of its first abortion clinic in downtown Belfast last week. more
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in their statement, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, clearly state that “the lack of safe, affordable housing requires a renewed commitment to increase the supply of quality housing and to preserve, maintain, and improve existing housing through public/private partnerships, especially with religious groups and community organizations.” more
The vice-presidential debate last week was historic as it was the first time in American history that the two candidates who met to discuss a broad range of issues were Catholic. Even the moderator made mention of the historic nature of the event. more
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II as well as the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Church begins the “Year of Faith” inaugurated by Pope Benedict XVI. more
The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden this year awarded two stem cell researchers the Nobel Prize in medicine for work on reprogramming adult stem cells to have embryonic-like properties. more
Recently a local Rhode Island political pundit callously quoted on his blog a Rhode Island state representative’s claim that Catholic priests were endorsing candidates from the pulpit during the recent Rhode Island Primary Election. more
Once again the proponents of assisted suicide are attempting to bring their so-called “death with dignity” campaign into New England. more
In the midst of economic decline and a looming pension crisis, the City of Cranston has announced a ban on ‘father-daughter” and “mother-son” activities in its school system including the traditional father-daughter dance. more
The Ten Commandments clearly prohibit lying and cheating; specifically in the Eighth Commandment, which says, —You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor,— and also in the Seventh Commandment, —You shall not steal. more
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