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A new book has been published in which Pope Benedict XVI discusses a full range of issues ranging from communion in the hand to global warming. more
In a scene reminiscent of the ancient gladiator contests in the Roman Coliseum a couple from Minnesota is taking an online poll asking whether the woman who is 17 weeks pregnant should have an abortion. more
At the conclusion of the recent Synod on the Middle East, Pope Benedict XVI highlighted the "challenges" to the churches of the region, from communion essential for ecumenical and interreligious dialogue to the urgent 'need for "religious freedom" and continued dialogue with Islam. more
"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
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