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Today our nation carries on a tradition that goes back at least to the time of Abraham Lincoln — setting aside a Thursday late in November as a national day of prayer and thanksgiving. We are reminded of our origins as Americans, and of the pilgrims who came to this land searching for freedom — freedom of religion and freedom of expression. We thank God for our heritage, but we must reflect on how we have carried on our forebears’ traditions of tolerance and freedom. more
The peddlers of the cure-all, known as embryonic stem cell research, were dealt a serious blow last week in New Jersey. more
“The poor cry out for justice and equality and we respond with legalized abortion.” These powerful words appearing in a full-page ad in Roll Call, The Hill, Congressional Quarterly Today, and Congress Daily AM, were attributed to Grace Olivarez, a dissenting member of John D. Rockefeller III’s federal advisory commission on population. more
November is traditionally known as “All Souls” month in the Catholic Church. It is the time when Catholics remember the dead in prayer, especially at Masses offered for deceased relatives and … more
Last week Congress had a historic opportunity to right a grave wrong and override President Bush’s veto of the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). … more
Truth in advertising has long been practiced by businesses trying to sell themselves and their wares to the public. The principle can also be applied to colleges and universities in their recruitment of prospective students, and should certainly be a practice of those institutions that identify themselves as Catholic. more
Among the many songs that Frank Sinatra sang, none expressed the truth about an institution more than the classic Love and Marriage. As the lyrics proclaim: “Love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. This I tell you, brother; you can’t have one without the other.” more
The Rhode Island Catholic has introduced a series of articles profiling the young men who are currently studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Providence. Currently numbering 21, they … more
Pro-abortion politicians often declare that they want to keep abortions safe and legal but at the same time reduce their number. Recently the U.S. Senate had a chance to reduce abortions by … more
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
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