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In a reflection upon the meaning of Easter and the impact Jesus’ resurrection should have on believers, the great Christian apologist and writer, C.S. Lewis once recounted the story of a very small and very devout boy who was eager for Easter and the season of joy it would inaugurate. The young boy was heard murmuring what must have been a poem of his own making, it began: “chocolate eggs and Jesus risen...” more
Commentators have described last Sunday’s passage of the Health Care Reform Bill by the House of Representatives as historic. However, historic is not the only adjective to describe the bill- flawed is closer to the reality. more
When Andre Bessette came to the Holy Cross Brothers in 1870, he carried with him a note from his parish priest saying, "I am sending you a saint." The Brothers found that difficult to believe. more
In the midst of a bad economy and huge deficits some hard-pressed states and municipalities are targeting nonprofits for new sources of tax revenue at a time when charities struggle to meet the increased demands for their services. more
President Obama and Congressional leaders have launched the final push to enact healthcare reform. Notably absent from the proposed bill is the Stupak Amendment, a measure approved by the House which restricted the use of federal funds to pay for insurance coverage of abortions. more
Time and time again proponents of homosexual marriage have promised churches and religious institutions they have nothing to fear from their radical proposal to redefine marriage. more
Each day across the Diocese of Providence, people in need turn to the Catholic Church for help and support. Some are hungry, some are homeless, some are sick, and some are even imprisoned by pain, anger or fear. more
Next Wednesday churches across the globe are sure to be packed with the faithful and the fallen away making the annual trek toward Lent. On Ash Wednesday millions of Christians come forward to have ashes smeared on their foreheads as a sign of their commitment to renounce sin and embrace the Gospel. more
This week’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week is a good time to reflect on the important place Catholic schools have in our communities. more
On his Christian Broadcasting Network show last week, the Evangelical Pastor, Pat Robertson said that the nation of Haiti has been devastated by a large earthquake because its people "made a pact with the devil." more
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