Letters to the Editor
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TO THE EDITOR: Woonsocket mourns the loss of Father Dennis Reardon, who passed away on March 21. His life was a beacon of compassion, dedication, and faith, deeply influencing our community. … more
TO THE EDITOR: I was pleased to read Laura Kelly Fanucci’s article “In Praise of Singing” in the March 7 edition of Rhode Island Catholic. She rightly notes that “vocal … more
TO THE EDITOR: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire which caused the death of many workers was a time of transformation for Frances Perkins. Prior to that fire she had lobbied for workers rights … more
TO THE EDITOR: In reaction to the Catholic high school graduation statistics published in the June 22 issue of the Rhode Island Catholic, I can’t help but wonder if it’s time for our … more
  TO THE EDITOR:   I am writing to take exception to the editorial “Work Requirements have a Theological Basis,” (June 15). As the editorial notes there is … more
TO THE EDITOR: Recently, the Rhode Island Legislature, with a final vote in the Senate, voted for elective abortions to be covered by state Medicaid. Previously, the procedure had been covered … more
TO THE EDITOR: My Dad, Francis Burns, was one of those brave soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy. He was very young and yet he had expertise in communication codes. He never spoke much … more
TO THE EDITOR: I was so pleased to read the column by Bishop Reed (“Sabbath: A blessing we should think about accepting,” May 11). The Bishop has a warm and inclusive message for all … more
TO THE EDITOR: I appreciate Cole DeSantis’ May 4 piece on Mrs. Martha Paone. I first met Martha when I was a prison ministry volunteer from St. Francis Chapel nearly 20 years ago. Later, … more
TO THE EDITOR: Allow me to point out that there is another sculpture by renowned artist Timothy Schmalz (whose sculpture ‘Homeless Jesus’ was recently installed at Holy Apostles … more
TO THE EDITOR: I am full of joy and inspiration after reading Rick Snizek’s report, “A Band of Brothers” in the May 11 issue. This “Band” has been a testament to … more
TO THE EDITOR: Soon we will be celebrating the Easter Season. With diminishing Christian adherents the public display of the holiday may only be noted inside Christian churches. The past years … more
TO THE EDITOR: On February 21, Pax Christi International (PCI) issued a report marking the very troubling one-year anniversary of Russia’s brutal invasion of and war of aggression against … more
TO THE EDITOR: Political consultant Kate Coyne-McCoy wrote in a recent Boston Globe commentary, “To ease suffering for terminally ill patients, Rhode Island should legalize medically … more
TO THE EDITOR: In March 1996, an overwhelming majority of Rhode Island legislators voted to ban physician assisted suicide (PAS). Only one senator voted in favor of it. Yet today, “right … more
TO THE EDITOR: On Wednesday, March 22, “Lila Manfield-Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act” (HB 5210) was considered in the state Legislature. Many will attempt to influence you and … more
TO THE EDITOR: The diocesan offices were recently in receipt of a request regarding The Gamm Theatre’s production of a play sadly entitled “Bad Jews.” As Ecumenical and … more
TO THE EDITOR: I have had a few friends recently ask me why I attend Mass daily, implying I must be a holy person for doing so. Well, it is quite the contrary – I attend with the hopes of … more
TO THE EDITOR: I would like to commend the Rhode Island Catholic and Executive Editor Rick Snizek for the comprehensive and well-written story about our Coadjutor Bishop Richard Henning. Like … more
TO THE EDITOR: Thank you for your good work — it is such a blessing to have a Catholic newspaper in our diocese. I felt inspired to note a point about a recent editorial on marriage. In your … more
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