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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the first time in 300 years, the marble steps of the Holy Stairs will be free from the thick wooden panels installed in 1723 to protect the stairs and left uncovered for … more
PROVIDENCE — Every year on Holy Thursday night, pilgrims across the global Church visit churches to adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. This venerable tradition dates back to the earliest … more
CAROLINA — Rev. John F. Heaney, 88, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Mary Parish in Carolina, Rhode Island died Friday, March 29, 2019. Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, son of the late John H. and … more
On Wednesday, April 3, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin visited San Miguel School in Providence. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the District of Eastern North America, San Miguel serves boys … more
Two enlightening models of the desert/wilderness experience are Blessed Charles deFoucauld, the nineteenth century holy man of the Sahara Dessert, and Father Carlo Carretto, a twentieth century … more
The Gospel shows us Jesus in prayer the night before his death. “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me,” he says. “Still, not my will but yours be done.” Clearly, he knew … more
Every year on Holy Thursday night, pilgrims across the global Church visit churches to adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Historians posit that this tradition originates from the nascent … more
A recent poll found that only about two percent of American Catholics avail themselves of the Sacrament of Penance on a regular basis, with 75 percent claiming they hardly, if ever, go. The American … more
On Saturday, March 23, at St. Augustine Church, Providence, Kathy Kelly, an international peace activist, delivered a presentation on “Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan: What’s going on and what we … more
TO THE EDITOR:The constitutional right for women to have an abortion was passed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973. The State of Rhode Island, in its legislative … more
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