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Rhode Island voters approved Question 1 to remove the phrase “and Providence Plantations” from the state’s official name. Proponents of the change argued that the word … more
As our nation weighs the results of the presidential election, votes were cast not just for political candidates. In the state of Louisiana voters passed the “Love Life Amendment” by a … more
Catholic apologists have long uttered the phrase, Roma locuta est, causa finita est. When Rome has spoken, the matter is finished. When conciliarists tried to subvert papal teaching in the 19th … more
Catholics may be surprised to know that the Church has never endorsed one political system, much less a political party. But American Catholics often demand from their Church similar kinds of … more
“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
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
Civic traditions of fireworks and celebratory music before national landmarks remind us to celebrate the birth of these United States every July 4. This year’s celebrations were muted with a … more
In this coming Sunday’s gospel reading Jesus reminds us of the importance of showing respect, courtesy and hospitality toward other believers. He also reminds us that those who do so will be … more
It was announced last week that on October 10 of this year, Carlo Acutis, who died from leukemia in 2006 at the tender age of 15, will be beatified. His life here on earth was far too short, but it … more
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