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PROVIDENCE – As a U.S. Census Bureau report released Sept. 15 paints a grim picture about the nation’s increased poverty rate, La Salle Academy students have joined forces with the Rhode Island Community Bank to help combat the state’s escalating hunger problem. more
(PROVIDENCE) - Priority Management Group, a Pawtucket based company, has always held a nice Holiday party for its employees but this year they wanted to do something impactful. Following weeks of planning and outreach to local organizations, Feed 1,000 Rhode Islanders will be a reality. On Saturday, December 17, from 12 – 4 PM the Rhode Island Convention Center doors will be open and serving a free, nutritious holiday meal to Rhode Islanders in need. more
The 1976 Academy Award winner “All the President’s Men” memorialized the line, “Follow the money.” The advice given to the young reporter investigating the Watergate scandal led ultimately to President Nixon’s resignation. That advice—follow the money—couldn’t be more relevant today. more
“Life is Worth Living” is believed to have been the most widely viewed religious series in the history of television. This was largely due to the erudite host, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who weekly brought his viewers insights into topics of faith and morals. more
BALTIMORE – The U.S. bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore began with an emphasis on conversion and a return to the sacrament of penance. more
WEST WARWICK — The aroma of fried fish and chips is a familiar scent in parish kitchens at this time of the year, and with meatless meals in full swing around the diocese, opportunities abound for both the common and non-traditional Lenten dining experience. more
“Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Most children learn the notes of the major musical scale along with this piece of advice. It seems obvious enough, but could it be that sometimes the end is more important than the beginning? more
Although separated by centuries in time, Naaman the Syrian healed of leprosy and the thankful Samaritan also healed of leprosy both experienced an inner transformation that began with faith and evolved into love. more
This coming Sunday’s three Scripture readings combine the forceful words of the prophet Isaiah, the insightful phrases of the apostle Paul and the homely expressions of the Master Himself to communicate broadly the richness of the Gospel message. more
We’re supposed to get angry. Anger is about justice. When we perceive something unjust, especially when we are personally involved, our natural (and good) response is anger. It compels us to set things right, to reestablish order and equity. The trouble is, in our fallen nature, we are often angry about the wrong things, or in the wrong measure. Wishing your car were armed with heat-seeking missiles – that you might repay the convertible that cut you off – is a bit unmeasured. Like all the passions, anger is good, but it needs the light of reason, so that its actions might also be good. The passions themselves are blind, and without reason’s vision, they invariably stumble and blunder, making a mess of things. more
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