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In December, an Austrian federal court overturned legal provisions which outlawed euthanasia. The court said that the previous legal provision “violates the right of self-determination,” … more
President-Elect Joseph Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services is California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. This is a worrying choice.As California attorney general … more
Driving through any American neighborhood around Thanksgiving reveals a plethora of Christmas decorations even before the start of Advent. Each year, people decorate their homes with Christmas trees … more
A recent report listed Rhode Island as the state with the most cases of COVID-19 per capita in the United States. This startling revelation admittedly evokes confusion. How could a state that fared … more
“Tis the season to be jolly,” the well-known Christmas carol tells us. And yet, for all too many people, the Advent and Christmas seasons are far from “jolly” and joy-filled. … more
Two pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and Moderna, seem well on their way to receiving federal approval for their respective COVID-19 vaccines. This is certainly welcome news. However, Catholics and … more
Advent is less than a week away! This is the time we take to reflect on the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As Catholics we have our unique traditions like the lighting of candles before Mass and … more
Rhode Island voters approved Question 1 to remove the phrase “and Providence Plantations” from the state’s official name. Proponents of the change argued that the word … more
As our nation weighs the results of the presidential election, votes were cast not just for political candidates. In the state of Louisiana voters passed the “Love Life Amendment” by a … more
Catholic apologists have long uttered the phrase, Roma locuta est, causa finita est. When Rome has spoken, the matter is finished. When conciliarists tried to subvert papal teaching in the 19th … more
Catholics may be surprised to know that the Church has never endorsed one political system, much less a political party. But American Catholics often demand from their Church similar kinds of … more
“Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s.”We will hear these words of Jesus in our gospel this coming Sunday. Based on a quick reading of the passage, we might think that this is simply a … more
Hulk Hogan, the professional wrestler, is not known for his social commentary and theological insight. But in this regard he did say something noteworthy and rather profound in early April of this … more
John Hughes, the first Archbishop of New York, is known to history as Dagger John. The moniker stuck because of the sword-like manner of his episcopal signature, but more so because of his fierce … more
In March of this year Bishop Tobin dispensed Catholics in the Diocese of Providence from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. On May 30, the bishop allowed for the public celebration of Mass, but … more
In the Gospel of Matthew chapter 16 Jesus gives to St. Peter and his successors the power to “bind” and “loose.” This reading corrects a common misconception. Namely, that a … more
In just over a week, students will begin their academic year under markedly different circumstances. The omnipresent risk of contracting COVID-19 has unleashed a wave of uncertainty. Debates over … more
Every electoral cycle, Catholics hold significant sway over who will ultimately win the Presidency. But Catholics do not comprise a homogenous voting bloc in comparison to other religious … more
Seventy-five years ago, on August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, another one was dropped on the port city of Nagasaki. Six days after that … more
Since its founding, Planned Parenthood has been rooted in the racist philosophy of Margaret Sanger, whom progressives have hailed for years as a great social reformer and cultural icon. Her animosity … more
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