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In an effort to appear inclusive and tolerant, Governor Chafee decided to rename the Christmas tree that graces the Rhode Island State House during the Christmas season as a “holiday tree.” more
John Kitzhaber, the democratic governor of Oregon, announced last week that he would halt the execution of a death row inmate scheduled for next month. more
In 1620 the Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower and would eventually settle in Plymouth. They left England to practice their religion freely and escape the oppression of the Church of England. more
Showing great disrespect for the sacred institution of marriage the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week voted to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). more
Last week’s celebration of Halloween saw not only children delighted by tricks and treats, but also the birth of the world’s seventh billion person according the United Nations. more
Without a doubt, drunk driving among teenagers leads to great tragedy. All too often in Rhode Island we witnessed the heartbreaking results of death and injury when teens drink and drive. more
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the first Assisi interfaith gathering for peace, hosted by Blessed John Paul II. more
This past spring the world congratulated England’s Prince William on his marriage to the commoner Catherine Middleton. At the time, the Act of Settlement of 1701 prohibited Prince William not from marrying a commoner but rather from marrying a Catholic. more
November is traditionally called “All Souls” month in the Catholic Church. It is a time when Catholics are called to remember the dead. more
The Reverend Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who introduced Republican Presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit, spoke scornfully about the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney, making the case that “Mormonism is a cult.” more
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