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“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These words are some of the most profound and mysterious in all of Scripture. Don’t miss how important they are. Jesus is true God and … more
In 1929 the Italian government and the Holy See signed the Lateran Treaty. This treaty established Vatican City as an independent state under the sovereignty of the Holy See. Prior to this treaty and … more
In 2013 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother detonated two explosives at different points near the Boston Marathon’s finish line, killing three people and injuring hundreds. With his brother … more
In the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, the fathers of the Second Vatican Council unequivocally condemned the nuclear arms race. They warned political hegemons that an arms … more
NBC journalist Celia Viggo Wexler excoriated the Church’s perennial dogma on Baptism in her opinion piece last week, “Baptism scandal points to something very wrong in the Catholic … more
“Sex Week.” It started at Yale University in 2002, and has since become an annual observance at colleges and universities nationwide. During this year’s Sex Week (which began not … more
There are normally a number of spiritual lessons that can be taken from the experience of the athletes at the Winter Olympics every four years. Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, for example, gave the … more
Imagine a working class family with young children looking to move into Rhode Island for a job opportunity. What would be their first consideration? The public education system of course! How many … more
On February 16, 1872, Pope Pius IX issued the papal bull erecting the Diocese of Providence. Our diocese has several curious historical facts around its founding. For one, prior to the papal bull the … more
In Rhode Island, public school enrollment is down by nearly 5,000 students. This should not be surprising. The coronavirus pandemic exposed the deficiencies of public schooling. The solution: allow … more
“January 6” is the new battle-cry of political elites. Vice President Harris brazenly compared the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the bombing of … more
In the 1940s, Hungarian mathematician John van Neumann published a groundbreaking tome on game-theory. Chief among his theories is the zero-sum-game, which posits that two players in a game work … more
He was a successful professor of Business at Harvard — the son of German, Jewish Holocaust survivors. He was also an atheist, who, as he puts it, “had long since lost hope in believing … more
In the classic Christmas film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the main character, George Bailey (who considers himself a failure) gets to see what the world would have been like if he had … more
Christine Kavanagh was treasure to the school community of St. Mary Academy Bay View. A faith-filled educator, she inspired so many with her passion for the arts and a personal commitment to … more
The Rhode Island Department of Health released new guidelines for in-person schooling. These new guidelines allow vaccinated students and staff who are considered “close contacts,” but … more
The 2021 labor market surprised economists. Exponential job growth after 2020’s precipitous decline promised an economic boom hitherto unseen since the post-war era. In this employment oasis, … more
Catholic theology says little about “New Year’s resolutions.” Few saints ascribe to the idea. A paucity of evidence of this practice surfaces in papal encyclicals or conciliar … more
Bishop Fulton Sheen once wrote the following: “When finally the scrolls of history are completed down to the last word of time, the saddest line of all will be, ‘There was no room in the … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has urged the priests of our diocese to take initiative during this season of Advent to “reach out to the unchurched or those who haven’t been attending Mass … more
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