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“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
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
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