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Sweden announced last Tuesday that it would cut all aid to several Latin American nations, including Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Peru. The Swedish Government suggested the move was an effort to promote more human rights in the area. The human rights the Swedes are so concerned about that they’ll cut millions of dollars in much-needed aid is not the torture of prisoners, the oppression of a free press, restrictions on free exercise of religion. or the violation of conscience of political prisoners. more
The world was saddened to learn this week of the passing of Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger, the former Archbishop of Paris, at the age of 80. more
The U.S. Bishops have acknowledged that the current situation in Iraq is unacceptable and unsustainable, and have called upon Congress and President Bush to break the stalemate surrounding … more
“Do I want to see again? “Dance again? “Hear like I once did? “I do not want those things at the cost of any living person, and I consider live embryos to be people." … more
While the Rhode Island media covered the release of former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci with considerable overkill, they neglected to cover the release of the more notorious Dr. Jack … more
With one act of charity, you can support an effort that will make a real difference in the lives of more than 200,000 Rhode Islanders. Since 1925, the Catholic Charity Fund, through the … more
Last week, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, following the earlier votes by Congressmen Jim Langevin and Patrick Kennedy in the U.S. House, voted to expand federal funding of … more
This year and every year, Holy Week is a time for us to remember that nothing great is accomplished without suffering. Christian discipleship always has a cost. No Christian can live the … more
Rhode Island Kids Count, a non-profit advocacy organization, released its 2007 Factbook Monday; and it suggests that many Rhode Island children living in poverty are falling through the … more
Saint Patrick's Day and Saint Joseph's Day have come and gone this year; and as always, thousands of Rhode Islanders of Irish and Italian celebrated their ancestral roots. Heralding their … more
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