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The American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “A person will worship something, have no doubt about that.” Emerson’s quote points to the human need for worship and religion. In … more
One of the diocese’s new seminarians visited the Rhode Island Catholic offices recently to have his official photo taken. He chatted amiably with us for several minutes before getting up to … more
The Consumer Protection Agency announced last week the first in a series of several steps to curb payday lending. The watchdog group set up in response to the banking crisis of 2010 has promised to … more
In May 1917, the world was in turmoil. For three years war devastated Europe with no end in sight. While people were dying from war, the Spanish flu was beginning to spread. The virus would last for … more
The Fathers of the Church described Confession metaphorically as the “second plank after the shipwreck of sin.” To be forgiven in Confession a person must have contrition for his sins. … more
On the eve of the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ Catholics across the diocese received the good news that they had long been waiting to hear: churches will soon begin to offer public Masses … more
On Monday, May 25, the nation will pause to honor and mourn the men and women who have died while serving their country in the United States military. While many people may confuse Memorial Day with … more
Four years ago, Bishop Tobin wrote the following: “There’s a cloud that hangs over Confirmation these days —an elephant in the room if you will, and that’s the reality that a … more
Daniel Lipinski is an eight-term Democratic Congressman from the state of Illinois. He’s also a pro-life Catholic.  In an interview he gave a few weeks ago with the Catholic News Agency, … more
The Roman jurist Ulpian ostensibly offered the first definition of justice in the West. Justice, he wrote, is the perpetual will to render to each person his due. But for the Christian, the natural … more
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