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Having once described herself as a “conservative Catholic,” U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has once again proved just how delusional she really can be at times. more
Last Sunday’s editorial in the Providence Journal entitled “Unwed and unmoored” addressed the problem of poverty and unwed mothers. more
In a recent letter to his brother bishops expressing dismay at the Obama Administration’s healthcare mandate that forces religious organizations to provide services that are contrary to basic tenants of their faith, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops suggested that: “The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching and so, taking a cue from its own definition of religious freedom, now has nominated its own handpicked official Catholic teachers.” more
A proposal in the U.S. Senate to ensure continued protections offered to religious institutions under the Constitution was effectively defeated in a procedural vote of 51-48 last week. more
Since last June Rhode Island has had a civil union law that grants homosexual couples “all the rights, benefits, protections and responsibilities” that have traditionally been assigned to marriage between one man and one woman. more
President Barack Obama’s newly-released federal budget fails to fund the highly-successful D.C. voucher program, despite an agreement signed by the president last year that reauthorized the program. more
“Repent and believe in the Gospel.” So began the solemn season of Lent yesterday as millions across the globe received ashes on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday is a day that sees churches packed with the faithful and the fallen away as they make the annual pilgrimage for ashes. more
Rituals matters. They connect us to ourselves, our past, and to one another. They speak to the strong desire in us for continuity, for a future that somehow we will recognize. Rituals save us from anonymity. more
“That’s a really, really hard question,” explained Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline when asked if Catholic institutions such as Providence College and Fatima Hospital should be exempted from the Obama Administration’s mandate for healthcare coverage that includes birth control, sterilization and abortion inducing drugs. more
For 20 years the Catholic Church has celebrated World Day of the Sick on February 11 — the day on which the church commemorates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes — under the sponsorship of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care. more
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