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In 2018 I participated in a training program in Rome designed to give a group of Catholic journalists an opportunity to learn how various Vatican institutions operate. As part of that program we … more
To all who contributed to Rhode Island Catholic’s Christmas Appeal — as well as those who remarkably and unfailingly continue to do so, even today as of this writing — we cannot … more
Whether we realize it or not one word can have a big effect. On February 4, 2021, the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship decreed that in the English translation of the conclusion of collects … more
Father John Kiley, longtime author of the Quiet Corner, recently published a column in the Providence Journal, “Catholics should not let the Oval Office set the standard on their faith.” … more
Like most public officials, Governor Gina Raimondo highlighted her own successes during her farewell “State of the State” last week. Understandably, the Governor’s leadership during … more
Catholic journalist Phil Lawler recently excoriated Pope Francis over allegedly sympathizing with fathers who abandon their families. In a speech delivered to the Roman Rota, Pope Francis noted that … more
One of the early Christian hermits of Egypt once said, “The time will come when people will be insane, and when they see someone who is not insane they will attack that person saying: You are … more
At 43 years of age, Tom Brady is preparing to play in his tenth Super Bowl this Sunday. He’ll be attempting to win his seventh world championship as a starting quarterback — a feat … more
St. Paul writes the following instruction: “First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that … more
Catholic Schools Week was first introduced by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in 1974. It is an annual event which typically takes place on the last Sunday in January. The … more
In the parable of the faithful steward, Jesus warns his disciples that “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all … more
In his recent Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, Pope Francis stresses the importance of devotion to St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. The pandemic prompted the Holy Father to reflect that … more
While the Catholic Church celebrates life every month of the year, the month of January is especially important in the celebration of life, because this is also the month when we are reminded of our … more
In December, an Austrian federal court overturned legal provisions which outlawed euthanasia. The court said that the previous legal provision “violates the right of self-determination,” … more
President-Elect Joseph Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services is California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. This is a worrying choice.As California attorney general … more
Driving through any American neighborhood around Thanksgiving reveals a plethora of Christmas decorations even before the start of Advent. Each year, people decorate their homes with Christmas trees … more
A recent report listed Rhode Island as the state with the most cases of COVID-19 per capita in the United States. This startling revelation admittedly evokes confusion. How could a state that fared … more
“Tis the season to be jolly,” the well-known Christmas carol tells us. And yet, for all too many people, the Advent and Christmas seasons are far from “jolly” and joy-filled. … more
Two pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and Moderna, seem well on their way to receiving federal approval for their respective COVID-19 vaccines. This is certainly welcome news. However, Catholics and … more
Advent is less than a week away! This is the time we take to reflect on the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As Catholics we have our unique traditions like the lighting of candles before Mass and … more
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