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The Catholic Church has long supported genuine health care reform. Catholic moral tradition teaches that health care is a basic human right, essential to protecting human life and dignity. more
As the rest of the nation celebrates Columbus Day on Monday, the faculty and students of Brown University will instead celebrate a new academic holiday called “Fall Weekend.” Last year the Brown faculty voted to change the name because agroup of Brown students protested the observance of Columbus Day citing his mistreatment of Native Americans. more
Pope Benedict XVI has declared a Year for Priests to mark “the importance of the priest's role and mission in the Church and in contemporary society ever more clearly perceived.” The role and mission of the priest is in large part formed in the years of study for the priesthood in seminary. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said last Tuesday the worst recession since the 1930s is probably over, although he cautioned that pain — especially for the nearly 15 million unemployed Americans — will persist. more
Earlier this year the Revere, Massachusetts School Committee voted to allow Mass General’s school-based health center in the Revere High School to dispense condoms, birth control pills, birth control shots and even the Plan-B “morning after pill.” more
Republican Gov. Donald Carcieri has come under fire for his decision to speak at the annual banquet of the Massachusetts Family Institute., a non-partisan public policy organization dedicated to strengthening families in Massachusetts. more
On Monday, Labor Day will be observed as a national holiday and a day off from work for most Americans. However, this annual celebration of the end of summer was not always an excuse to party and picnic. more
On a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon hundreds of families gathered on the grounds of the Aldrich Mansion, the site of the former Our Lady of Providence Seminary, to celebrate marriage and family life in Rhode Island. more
President Obama has launched a major effort to reform the nation’s health care system. Clearly there is a great need in the United States to reform the nation’s health care system. Millions of Americans remain uninsured as increasing costs create great challenges for the working poor, the unemployed and many living on the margins of our society. more
The Rhode Island General Assembly, scheduled to return in September, will afford legislators the necessary time to address the serious problem of prostitution in our state. more
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