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Do priests really retire? It is a question that many Catholics ask about their parish priests. After decades of serving the people of God, do priests simply leave it all and begin a new life? Does priesthood somehow end at the age of 70 or 75? more
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and commitment. Couples strengthen their bonds with one another as they exchange gifts and greetings of love. more
Darfur, Sudan is a symbol of human depravity and ethnic cleansing where for years innocent and defenseless civilians have been subject to violent attacks and starvation, and hundreds of thousands have died as a result. more
“Remember you are dust, and to dust you will return.” So began the solemn season of Lent yesterday as millions of people around the world had ashes smeared on their foreheads. more
In his Evangelium Vitae, the Holy Father Pope John Paul II wrote relative to elected officials, "No one can ever renounce this responsibility, especially when he or she has a legislative or decision-making mandate, which calls that person to answer to God, to his or her own conscience and to the whole of society." more
Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, the influential pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, last week in front of his church endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. more
A university usually provides students with an environment where scholarship and intellectual inquiry occur on a daily basis. Presumably, diverse ideas and different views are examined by open minds and sometimes brought into the critical light of academic study. more
The future of many special needs students in Catholic and private schools was put in jeopardy recently. more
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37). more
It’s January, and that means that the Rhode Island General Assembly has once again commenced with “the people’s work” in another legislative session, which this year began on New Year’s Day. Of great concern are the severe budget deficits and limited funding for programs that affect those who live on the fringe of our society. It is the powerless and voiceless poor who will be directly affected most by the budget cuts and trims that undoubtedly will be brought forward for consideration. The issue of same-sex marriage will once again be pushed by a small but vocal minority as they seek legal recognition. more
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