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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
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
On June 30, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that parents can receive aid from the government even if they send their children to a private school. This … more
Just as the nation began reopening sectors of civic life, cases of COVID-19 surged exponentially. Notwithstanding the few places decreasing in numbers, no government has yet provided the long-awaited … more
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