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PROVIDENCE — Diocesan Chief Finance Officer Michael F. Sabatino and Controller J. Timothy Kocab agreed during an interview of the annual financial report of the Diocese of Providence that finances enjoyed moderate growth during the past fiscal year. They stated that while challenges still exist, diocesan finances remain healthy because of a good annual return rate on investments, the prudent use of resources, and the generosity of countless individuals who support diocesan charities and programs. more
“The Golden Compass” movie, which opened last weekend in theaters across the country, has created controversy among Catholic schools and organizations for what many deem an anti-Catholic message. Many dioceses, including the Diocese of Providence, have taken steps to educate parents and students at Catholic schools about the message behind the movie and books. Bill Donohue’s Catholic League has even called for a boycott of the movie. more
PROVIDENCE — To meet the demands of the growing Catholic Hispanic population in Rhode Island, for the second consecutive year, the Office of Vocations hosted a retreat day for Hispanic men who are interested in the priesthood. more
It might seem a little premature to celebrate the great solemnity of Pentecost, but there is a valid connection between the spirit of Advent and the arrival of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles after Jesus’ return to heaven. more
“Are you He who is to come or do we look for another?” This is John the Baptist’s question, when he “heard about the works Christ performed.” As we wait with John to hear of and experience the saving works performed by Jesus in fulfillment of the prophecies of the Book of Isaiah, let us pray for the coming of the Lord’s justice in the words of the responsorial psalm: more
Americans are always in a hurry. They want to “go places” and they want to “get there fast.” They are constantly on the lookout for shortcuts. They want to save distance, save time, save wear and tear on themselves, save their souls and all the while enjoy health, wealth, happiness and success. more
To the editor: In response to Father John A. Kiley’s brilliant article: “A young man, adrift, hopes to return to the Catholic Church” I’d like to pose a question to everyone who … more
To the editor: It’s not often that I agree with what Father Kiley writes in his “Quiet Corner”. But last week’s article entitled “A young man, adrift, hopes to return to the … more
To the editor: My wife and I had the pleasure of spending this past Thanksgiving away from home with friends down in South County. As many did that day we began the morning by attending … more
Children in Scandinavia mark the saint’s feast day with the popular custom of inscribing the name “Lussi” on doors, fences and walls on the eve of December 13, and usually also create a … more
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