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Next week Americans will once again gather with family and friends for the annual Thanksgiving Day holiday. In striking contrast to the rampant secularism that normally pervades our culture. the country as a whole pauses on this day to give thanks to Almighty God for the many blessings we enjoy. more
Last Tuesday’s decisive victory in Maine‘s referendum vote was a clear rejection of the attempt by the radical homosexual marriage movement to foist the redefinition of marriage upon the people of that state. more
Late Saturday night the members of the U.S. House of Representatives made a historic vote as they narrowly voted in favor of a health care reform bill. Just prior to the final vote on the bill, the members of the House had the opportunity to vote on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment that maintains the status quo of restricting taxpayer funding of abortion. more
The voice of the citizen was heard last week at the Rhode Island General Assembly. After months of work and discussion by members of the state’s legislature last week, prostitution was finally outlawed and a thirty-year loophole in the law that did not criminalize prostitution if occurred indoors was closed. more
Representative Patrick Kennedy’s recent comments on the Catholic Church and healthcare have been accurately described by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin as “irresponsible and ignorant of the facts.” The ridiculous and inaccurate claims made by the Congressman misrepresent the Catholic Church’s position on healthcare. more
David Bohnett was the founder of the highly successful Internet venture known as Geocities which was later bought by Yahoo for over three billion dollars. Mr. Bohnett has put his considerable wealth to work by doling out about $34 million dollars in grants through his foundation which claims it is “committed to improving society through social activism.” more
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
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