A LENTEN PILGRIMAGE
Biblical sights in abundance around the Sea of Galilee
Governor seeks to eliminate busing, books for …
PROVIDENCE — Parents and administrators at Catholic and other non-public schools in Rhode Island are up in arms over Gov. Gina Raimondo’s decision to strike from her proposed budget for the new …
Good Friday Collection provides much-needed …
PROVIDENCE — As the faithful around the world prepare to pause and reflect on Good Friday on the sorrowful Passion of Christ, the Church offers its prayers and support for the faith communities and …
Young awardee, honored for faith, service to …
The Diocese of Providence will honor 15 individuals or groups for their service to the church or their community with the Lumen Gentium Award during a banquet on Wednesday, May 20 at the Twin …
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AROUND THE DIOCESE
Around the Diocese 03.26.15

Coffee Hour with Principal Hodes

COVENTRY — A Coffee Hour with Daniel Hodes, principal of the Father John V. Doyle School, 343 South Main St., will take place on Thursday, April 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. Principal Hodes invites the community to see how the school is passionately Catholic, academically challenging and athletically competitive. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 821-3756.

EDITORIAL
God’s Answer to Our Problems
There is a legendary story about the English writer G.K. Chesterton, who saw an essay contest in The Times seeking answers to the question, “What is wrong with the world?” After thoughtful reflection the witty Catholic author submitted his two-word reply: “I am.” Personal responsibility is a rare thing. So, too, is sacramental confession.
EDITORIAL
Children and Faith, Our Greatest …
Earlier this month Governor Raimondo announced her budget proposal investing “record amounts” in public schools. In conjunction with that investment she offered to cut her own annual pay by 5 percent. Such a sacrifice is commendable and indicative of the kind of sacrifice Raimondo’s own parents would have made to send her to a Catholic high school. Like 98 percent of those who graduate from Catholic schools in our diocese, Raimondo went on to college and then found great success in professional life. Unfortunately, her proposal to allow public school districts to eliminate text books and busing to private and parochial schools will put similar opportunities in jeopardy for tens of thousands of our state’s young people. Parents already paying taxes to support these school districts, while also making the same sacrifices Raimondo’s family made, may no longer be able to afford the additional costs of educating their children in the Catholic faith.
Without a doubt
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