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Sisters of Mercy are women who decide to commit their lives to serving God's people, especially those who are sick, poor and uneducated. In the spirit of the Gospel, their mission is to help … more
At 71 years years of age and a Sacred Heart Brother for more than 50 years, Brother Ireneus Chabot continues to do what he has done for a lifetime - generously giving of his time and talent … more
PAWTUCKET - So what does a great jazz man do when he's matriculating to college? He goes to Loyola University, New Orleans, La., of course! "I'm really excited about getting into the … more
A call to cut child poverty in America by half by 2017 was issued last week. This call came not from a politician seeking higher office nor from social welfare advocates but from a coalition … more
On Feb. 6, Mary Ann Sorrentino spoke in favor of abortion rights at URI. An article in The Providence Journal the previous day was entitled "Sorrentino a tireless warrior for abortion … more
If folklore did not inform believers that St. Luke was a physician, the faithful might well conclude that the author of the Third Gospel was a social studies teacher. History and especially … more
The Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent always recounts the devil's temptation of Jesus in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry. This year's readings contrast Jesus' trusting … more
Whenever I visit our Catholic schools, occasionally one of the students will ask me what my favorite Bible verse is. The answer varies, depending on which verse comes to mind first, for in fact I have more than one favorite. Some of them are as follows. (Part I – Old Testament) more
CRANSTON - Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving which are to serve as preparation for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday. According to the … more
What is Lent? Lent is 40 days of prayer; fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. It has a two-fold purpose: 1. For those who are preparing for baptism and reception into the … more
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