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The political season is well under way as political candidates mount their campaigns for election and begin the deluge of advertisements, bumper stickers, bill boards, buttons, phone calls and personal appearances. It can be a confusing time for Catholics as they begin to decide which candidate is worthy of their vote. more
Academic freedom is the hallmark of university life. It is the belief that the freedom of inquiry by students and faculty members is essential to the mission of the institution, and that scholars should have freedom to teach or communicate ideas or facts without retribution in the form of repression, job loss, or even in the extreme, imprisonment. more
The Diocese of Providence has been blessed with the gift of three new priests — Fathers Derek Puleo, Joseph Upton and Adam Young, who have bravely answered God’s call to undertake a life of ministry in an era marked by secularism and anticlerism. more
Pope Benedict on his recent pilgrimage to Fatima referred to abortion as one of the most “insidious and dangerous“ threats facing the world today. more
More than 150,000 Poles have gathered in Warsaw last weekend to witness the beatification of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, the Roman Catholic priest and chaplain to the Polish Solidarity Movement who was murdered in 1984 by Poland’s communist secret police. more
It was hailed fifty years ago as liberation for women and promised to be the cure for divorces, unwanted pregnancies and abortions. In May 1960, the Food and Drug Administration gave its approval for the combination of progesterone and estrogen that became commonly known as “the pill.” more
In the life of any college student, graduation day is the proud highlight of a long and arduous journey of education, as parents, family and friends gather at commencement ceremonies and listen to the wisdom imparted from a commencement speaker. more
Rhode Island does not recognize marriage by any other definition other than a union between one man and one woman. For nearly 400 years, the state has never authorized, licensed or recognized a “marriage” between persons of the same sex. more
The controversial new immigration law recently enacted in the State of Arizona has already had an impact throughout the nation. Immigrants all over the United States protested in large numbers this past weekend against the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.” more
While the flood waters have receded and some displaced families have returned to their homes, Rhode Islanders of all faiths have reached out to their brothers and sisters affected by the disaster with compassion, providing food, clothing, building materials and many other forms of support. more
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