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"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom; it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief; it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light; it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope; it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us; we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven; we were all going the other way." more
November is traditionally known as “All Souls” month in the Catholic Church. It is time when Catholics remember the dead in prayer especially at Masses offered for deceased relatives and friends. more
Over these last few weeks the airwaves of Rhode Island have been bombarded with negative advertisements from candidates. It is a recipe for cynicism and apathy among the eligible voting public. more
On Sunday Pope Benedict celebrated a canonization Mass of the six newest saints in the church. Over 50,000 gathered as six Catholics were declared saints including Brother Andre Bessette, the French Canadian miracle worker whose life and ministry is so well known to Catholics in Rhode Island. more
British Scientist Robert Edwards, a retired professor at the University of Cambridge, England has been named as the Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine. more
The recent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life study on the religious knowledge of Americans was very revealing for organized religions, especially the Catholic Church. more
As this election year proceeds, politics bombards us from all sides. Politics as usual knows no boundaries. Church festivals and carnivals become occasions for invasions of politicians and their operatives’ lavishly spending money on dough boys and pressing the flesh of the electorate. more
Pope Benedict XVI reminds us in his encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” that it is the love of God that impels us to solidarity with our fellow human beings. more
On September 14, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced plans to offer the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill, which is likely to be debated on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week. more
On 9th October 1845, John Henry Newman, Oxford don and Anglican Vicar of the University Church, was received into the Roman Catholic Church by Father Dominic Barberi, causing a national scandal in England. more
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