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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
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
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