Editorial

Church’s commitment to protecting children and the young is non-negotiable

Amid turmoil and trials, pain and suffering, war and violence, poverty and disease, our world needs a reminder of the hope of the Resurrection, which we just celebrated with exultant joy this Easter. …

God’s Mercy and the ‘Defects’ of Jesus

Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was a Catholic bishop in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), who was imprisoned for his faith in 1975 by the Communist government of Vietnam. He spent the next 13 years of …

50 days of Easter spirit

Most people don’t think in terms of Easter spirit. Yet the Easter season is a time that is filled with a spirit of joy and hope. During the 50 days between Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday, …

The Dualism of Palm Sunday

Five weeks ago, we stood in the church and received ashes. We were reminded of our mortality, our sinfulness and our need for penance and prayer. Those ashes were the remnant of Palm Sunday branches …
Letters to the editor

From a Concern to a Calling

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 …

Is it time to encourage our Catholic students to consider other options?

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 …

Followers of Christ should not accept that anyone go hungry

  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 …

How can elected officials force all taxpayers to fund elective abortion?

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 …