“Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mk. 1:15)
“Pour out a spirit of compunction, O God, on those who bow before your majesty…”
(Prayer after communion – Ash Wednesday)
We all remember Lent as a time of prayer, penance, … Read Full Storyread more
If you have been driving for more than a couple of years, the odds are very good that you have picked up your cellphone while driving and made or answered a call.
The AAA says 3,000 to 4,000 people die … Read Full Story
Brazil has been struck in recent months with an outbreak of Zika virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of people. Most of the time the symptoms are mild and flu-like, but in some cases health officials say the virus … Read Full Storyread more
By Eric Silverman
You may have seen a Facebook meme last year, something akin to “Don’t make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they are fluent in another language.” Take notice Mr. Trump and other nativists. Polyglots … Read Full Storyread more
By Esther J. Cepeda
New research confirms that many Hispanics, blacks and other minorities perceive that doctors just don’t care about them and that their medical care isn’t as good as it could be.
According to University of Pennsylvania research … Read Full Story
The recent death of a Brazilian couple in Milford after a carbon monoxide leak reminded us all once again of the devastating effects caused by the odorless, deadly gas formed by the incomplete combustion of fuels.
With the cold weather … Read Full Storyread more
Recent news that teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day exposed to media may not be cause for alarm, especially given that there is likely little that can be done to reverse the trend, but it should be … Read Full Storyread more
Before we get too far into 2016, I sure wish America would take a deep breath. Things are not nearly as bad as some of the loudest voices in the room would have us think.
It would help if the … Read Full Storyread more
Massachusetts state lawmakers are considering raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
The effort follows a study commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration that concluded that about 90 percent of daily smokers started before … Read Full Story
Once again, the western world finds itself grappling with the scourge of terrorism.
The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed 129 innocent people and injured 350 more last week in Paris. Of course, the … Read Full Story
The energy success story of the decade has been the boom in solar power. Many towns now boast sizable solar arrays on municipal buildings, former landfills, and other locations. More and more houses now sport the tell-tale photovoltaic panels.
Thanks … Read Full Story
The Portland Press Herald
Six years ago, a proposal to compensate physicians for talking to patients about their treatment in their last days was stripped from the Affordable Care Act after critics made dark predictions about “death panels” and government … Read Full Storyread more
Por todo o estado, estão a ser encomendados perus e a ser planeadas ementas em antecipação da celebração do Dia de Acção de Graças, do Natal e do Hanukkah. Daqui a alguns dias, as crianças vão começar a chegar a … Read Full Storyread more
Across Massachusetts, cooks are ordering their turkeys and planning their menus in anticipation of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah. Soon, young children will bring home their cornucopia art projects, the traditional symbol of the harvest season featuring a bounty of fruits … Read Full Storyread more
By Esther J. Cepeda
Our society gives a lot of lip service to the importance of diversity in fields such as science, medicine and technology because multicultural people bring unique viewpoints, varied life experiences and new ideas.
Rarely do we … Read Full Story
While many people are still down in the doldrums following the Great Recession, the evidence is unmistakable that the economy is recovering. Unemployment Massachusetts was 4.6 percent in September and in Rhode Island it was 5.4 percent.
However, it’s apparent … Read Full Story
Dorothy and her companions in “The Wizard of Oz” chanted, “Lions, tigers, and bears, oh, my! Lions, tigers and bears, oh, my!” Today, we are all trying to follow the chant of the populace that goes, “Democrats, Republicans and tea … Read Full Storyread more
The 2016 presidential campaign is shaping up as something of a referendum on taxes.
Most of the Republicans have released detailed tax proposals, all of which include cutting taxes for the wealthiest taxpayers. The Democratic candidates are unanimous in their … Read Full Story