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ROME- “We are not ready to enter the conclave,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago plainly told the Italian newspaper La Stampa today, adding, “I never felt that we would begin the conclave on March 11th.” The American cardinals are first in line among those who do not want to hurry the conclave, and they are not alone. more
In May, the State of Vermont approved legislation authorizing doctor-prescribed suicide. This tragic decision is part of an “alarming trend nationwide” according to Cardinal Sean O’Malley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities. more
It was a literal brush with greatness that Joseph Day won’t soon forget. The Providence College junior had a definite plan in mind to meet Pope Francis personally as he headed down to St. Peter’s Square at 6 a.m. last Wednesday to attend a weekly papal audience. more
Pope Benedict’s 2008 visit to the United States was an important moment in the Church’s confronting the sexual abuse of children. Who can forget his moving meeting with victims of abuse? On that trip the Pope explained, “I acknowledge the pain which the Church in America has experienced as a result of the sexual abuse of minors. No words of mine could describe the pain inflicted by such abuse.” more
COVENTRY — Principal J. Robert McDermott has been working at Father John V. Doyle Elementary School for so long that some of the school’s current teachers had him as a teacher and principal when they were students. more
PROVIDENCE — Some men say women aren’t the only ones who experience heartache affiliated with abortion. The shame, grief, and guilt, says Tom Malloy, is overwhelming regardless of gender. more
On March 24, 1980 the Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, was shot and killed while celebrating Mass. Bishop Romero was an outspoken voice against the political abuses, human rights violations, oppression of the poor and militant bands threatening the people of El Salvador. Many believe his execution was a direct result of his persistent and decisive profession of faith. He was one of seven priests executed during his time as archbishop and in the midst of the country’s civil war. Many more priests and religious were also tortured or exiled for their peaceful protests and advocacy. more
PROVIDENCE — Alliance Defending Freedom is claiming victory in its challenge against a provision of Obamacare which required every individual purchasing health insurance through their state’s health exchange to pay a surcharge that would cover elective abortions. more
Polish Food Faire and BazaarWOONSOCKET — St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 174 Harris Ave, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Polish Food Faire on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. … more
Lives are full of sacrifices. Some are harder to justify than others are. Some are for the benefit of individuals or just for the few. Some have short-term, immediate goals. Then there are sacrifices … more
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