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Today’s first reading is about as distant from us as anything in the Bible. The focus is on a man named Abram, or Abraham, who grew up in Ur, a city that went out of existence more than 2,000 … more
Henry David Thoreau’s fame rests largely on his wilderness experience along the shores of Waldon Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Actually Thoreau’s cabin was less than a mile from the center of … more
On Monday, March 4, Pope Francis announced that next year the Vatican will make public its archives on the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. Hopefully this will finally put to rest the long-standing myth … more
In his book, “A Pope and a President,” Paul Kengor offers an interesting insight on the myth of Pope Pius XII’s silence during the Holocaust and/or his collaboration with Hitler and his … more
In 1977, Paul Simon released a song, “Slip Slidin Away.” It is a rather poignant song about love and people “slipin” away from each other. In a way it could describe the … more
As I write this, the Rhode Island pro-life community is reeling from the passage in our House of Representatives of a bill that would — among other evils — hardwire into state law the … more
TO THE EDITOR:To be a Catholic today, if one prays, trusts, believes and obeys, is a definite assurance of being able to attain eternal life in Heaven. Jesus told Peter, ‘You are Peter, I will … more
TO THE EDITOR:C.S. Lewis proposed a rule for those in his study group holding the subjectivist theory of reality (i.e., everything is a matter of opinion). After every adjective or adverb, they would … more
PROVIDENCE — The 2019 Catholic Charity Appeal, which raises funds for many charitable ministries and programs in Rhode Island, is underway in the Diocese of Providence. In-pew solicitations for … more
Pro-life activists gathered at the Rhode Island State House on Jan. 26 to demonstrate their opposition to legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into state law while doing away with all … more
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