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The American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, the Humanist Society of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Medical Society, Brown Medical Students for Choice and even the erroneously named and highly misleading ‘Catholics for Choice’ all turned out to stop the so-called “War on Women” at last week’s R.I. House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on legislation concerning women and unborn children. more
Just as millions of Christians across the globe are about to celebrate Easter, a Cambridge University art historian has proposed a sensational new theory about the Shroud of Turin that claims to destroy the core belief of Christianity – that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. more
With Palm Sunday falling on April 1, Holy Week begins this year on April Fools’ Day. Throughout the secular world, the occasion is merely a day to perform tricks and play pranks upon unsuspecting friends. more
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
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