The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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An irony of the Protestant Reformation which commenced 500 years ago this month is that a movement founded on the absolute freedom of conscience resulted in the absolute right of a ruler to determine … more
At her final appearance to the children at Fatima, the Blessed Virgin Mary confidently and reassuringly declared, “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” When the turmoil of the past one … more
My arriving early for the 8 a.m. Saturday Mass at Sacred Heart Church allowed me time to examine closely the décor of the modest Romanesque building on Second Avenue in Woonsocket’s Fairmount … more
At some time in my youthful years, perhaps grammar school, perhaps high school, a prayer for vocations was circulated among the parishes and some dutiful teacher must have had his or her students … more
Pope Francis, not unlike President Trump, has a knack for keeping people guessing about the true direction of his leadership. Last month the Pope shook his finger at persons who look to horoscopes, … more
The Wisdom Book of Ben Sira, a portion of which will be heard as the first reading this coming Sunday, deals mostly with moral instruction, that is, ancient Jewish wisdom, offered in the forms of … more
On July 13, 1917, during the third apparition at Fatima, Our Lady warned that if mankind did not repent God was going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, hunger, persecution of the … more
In the very ancient Church Mass was often celebrated over the tombs of the martyrs. A wooden platform similar to a table was placed over the martyr’s remains to hold the paten and chalice required … more
The local mosque in nearby North Smithfield sponsored an open house for northern Rhode Island as a gesture of friendship toward the Islamic community’s neighbors in the Blackstone Valley. St. James … more
My years at Our Lady of Providence Seminary at Warwick Neck were privileged by having fine organists to offer majestic praise to God and to support the student choir. Father Ronald Brassard, recently … more
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