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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
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
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