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A recent poll of U.S. residents, taken in March by the nonpartisan National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, has yielded some distressing and ominous results. According to the … more
“Those that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” (Benjamin Franklin). This was said by one of America’s founding … more
While the Church throughout the world continues to participate in the Synod on Synodality, another synodal way finished in Germany. In March, Catholic clergy and laity in Germany joined together in … more
On March 20th the U.S. Catholic bishops released a statement offering moral guidance for Catholic health-care institutions concerning gender transition interventions. The document stated that … more
Every so often, the Church’s discipline sparks intrigue, especially in a state as culturally Catholic as Rhode Island. Such was the case last week when The Providence Journal’s food … more
Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs, who kicked the winning field goal in this year’s Super Bowl, is a deeply committed Catholic, who isn’t shy about proclaiming his faith publicly. … more
When you’re a pastor and an ex-police officer, you likely notice things that other pastors, who do not have a background in law enforcement, miss. Such was the case on February 12, when four … more
“Because of my many sins…” If you know the phrase you probably heard it tagged on to the end of a sentence, muttered gently but with a droll sense of irony, as in: … more
On October 17, 2021, the Church began a two-year process called the Synod on Synodality. One goal of the synod is to listen to the voices of the people of God. It directs us “to hear the voices … more
If you received the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Ash Wednesday you may have noticed the priest said something slightly different. The USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship introduced two … more
At the Chrism Mass almost four years ago, the Most Reverend Robert C. Evans concluded his homily to the priests of Providence with these sobering words: “Perhaps, when all is said and done, the … more
Sometimes silence speaks more loudly and more clearly than words do. The truth of this was exemplified (no doubt intentionally) by Vice President Kamala Harris, in her remarks to a group of abortion … more
Two commercials about Jesus are scheduled to air during this Sunday’s Super Bowl game. The commercials are sponsored by the “He Gets Us” campaign, and are designed to stimulate … more
To my mind there are fewer more beautiful words in the Scripture than the phrases found in St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians to be heard at Mass this coming Sunday. The Apostle advises … more
The 20th anniversary of one of the deadliest building fires in U.S. history is fast approaching. Sunday, Feb. 19, will mark 20 years since a fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick left an … more
In 1930 the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Communion issued Resolution 15. With that resolution they became the first ecclesial community in the world to allow the use of contraceptives. The … more
There is a case before the Supreme Court that could decide whether or not employees get a day off. Gerald Groff is a strict Sabbatarian Christian, that is, he refuses to work on Sunday because it … more
The feigned outrage from republicans and doublespeak from democrats over the discovery of classified documents in President Biden’s private home surely disheartens the American people. Not only … more
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan recently cautioned against the disclosure of private details in her piece about the Duke of Sussex, “The Half-Madness of Prince Harry.” The … more
Prayer suddenly became acceptable in the public square in the aftermath of the horrific injury suffered by Buffalo Bills’ defensive back Damar Hamlin on January 2, which took place in front of … more
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