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Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS), also known as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), is illegal in Rhode Island. The Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act would make PAS legal and was reintroduced … more
Recently U.S. Representative Cori Bush testified in front of congress about nearly losing her children during pregnancy due to a lack of adequate care. Hopefully, her testimony increases awareness … more
In 2009, Congress raised the federal minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25. President Biden campaigned on the promise that he would raise the federal minimum wage to $15. Just recently the Rhode … more
When the College of Cardinals voted to elect Pope Francis Supreme Pontiff on March 13, 2013, they entrusted him with the delicate task of reforming the Roman Curia. Francis pledged to reshape Vatican … more
Every year, the media speculates as to whether politicians should be denied Holy Communion by their bishops depending on an individual’s political leanings. But the Church’s teaching on … more
Hawaii has a shortage of doctors who are willing to perform abortions. The governor’s solution? Allow nurses to perform them. On Monday, April 12, Governor David Ige signed into law House Bill … more
The “Blaine Amendment” was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would have deprived Catholic and other sectarian schools of direct government aid. It was named … more
When I brought my mom for her first COVID-19 vaccine in February, you could see that everyone at the community center was all smiles, even if masks were covering most of our faces. Beyond the relief … more
On April 6, the Arkansas State Legislature voted to override a veto by Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson to pass the SAFE act. This bill prohibits gender-transitioning procedures for minors. This … more
Did you know that the Vatican has its own observatory? To help promote that fact and to show the Church’s support of science the Vatican Observatory has a new updated website. According to the … more
On Good Friday, British police officers demanded that worshippers at Christ the King Polish Catholic Church in London vacate church immediately or receive fines and even imprisonment. The police … more
Cardinal Christian Tumi, Cameroon’s first Cardinal, died on April 2 at the age of 90. In November of this year, Tumi was kidnapped by a separatist militia, which attempted to goad the Cardinal … more
Bishop Mario Dorsonville, Chair of the USCCB Committee on Migration, wrote a letter to members of Congress on March 15, in order to express the bishops’ support for two pieces of legislation … more
This week marks one year since the pandemic made an indelible imprint on Rhode Island Catholic and our readers. A week before, on March 19, 2020, we published what would be our last print version of … more
When campaigning for the presidency, now President Biden promised a more compassionate border policy for those seeking to enter the United States. As Catholics we have particular concern for the … more
Catholics should have the reassurance that the pope cannot change Church teaching regarding faith and morals. Yet some images of our Holy Father, based on mainstream media and popular opinion, paint … more
Last week, Pope Francis landed on Iraqi soil as a “pilgrim of peace,” to borrow the Holy Father’s words. He became the first pontiff to do so. Strangely, however, this feat of papal … more
When President Biden omitted “Dr. Seuss” from “Read Across America Day,” he cemented his alliance with the politically “woke” class of cancel culture warriors. He … more
The natural law is the law of God which a person can discern by human reason alone, apart from any special revelation from the Lord. Until a few hundred years ago, almost everyone believed in it (at … more
The Equality Act, a bill that has been called “the most radical assault on religious liberty, the right to life, and privacy rights ever packaged into one bill” was recently introduced in … more
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