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November is traditionally known as “All Souls” month in the Catholic Church. It is time when Catholics remember the dead in prayer especially at Masses offered for deceased relatives and friends. more
The Constitution of the Republic of Ireland begins: “In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred.” And now, as of last week, that same constitution has enshrined a redefinition of marriage to include those of the same sex. Ireland has become the first country in the world to redefine marriage by means of popular vote. more
This past Saturday, the final document of the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops was approved. The synod has focused on the role of young people in the Church and … more
Some point to the election of politicians who favor abortion or a redefinition of marriage as a sign that Catholics in Rhode Island have not allowed their faith to enter the public square. While that is true, it is also the case that an unwillingness to confront economic injustices is a sign that Catholic faith has not penetrated political life. more
Ambassdor Nikki Haley, shortly after announcing her upcoming departure from her role at the United Nations, spoke last week at the Al Smith Dinner in New York City. The Al Smith Dinner, held annually … more
The sexual abuse of innocent children is deplorable; the sexual abuse of innocent children by priests is diabolic. The sad history of priestly sexual abuse has wrought great pain to its many victims, great scandal to the faithful and great sadness to all those who love the church. more
Tragically, once again, we have witnessed another mass casualty shooting on a college campus. Two weeks ago, a crazed gunman entered a classroom at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, shot and killed nine people, injured nine more and then took his own life. more
What do pro-abortion legislation, same sex marriage laws, the legalization of marijuana, the promotion of transgendered bathrooms, and so many other destructive statutes involuntarily placed before … more
Netflix recently announced its decision to continue with a second season of its popular television series “13 Reasons Why.” Based upon the 2007 fiction novel by the same name, “13 Reasons” … more
For sometime now, this question has been bandied about in the media, especially after the Pope’s historic visit to the United States. Many argue that he clearly is. The problem with this question is that it politicizes the Gospel and the teaching of the Church. And while it is not a distinctly American question, it does highlight one of the issues that many American Catholics seem to struggle with, that is, conflating their political beliefs with their Catholicism. more
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