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On Feb. 8, a Mass for the co-founder of World Youth Day, Cardinal Eduardo Pironio, was celebrated as his cause for beautification continues. Cardinal Pironio was born in Argentina in 1920, … more
Editor: The editorial appearing in the Feb. 8 edition of The Visitor, "Don't play ping pong with the American and Iraqi lives" struck a most negative cord in me. In particular, the last … more
You are the salt of the earth . . . You are the light of the world . . . Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. (Mt 5:13, 14, 16) When Jesus addressed these words to His disciples, He made it clear that He expected them to make a difference in the world. And so it is with us. If our faith is real, it touches every aspect of our life. And if our faith is real, we should share it with our family, friends and neighbors; we should live it to the hilt, in our homes, in our schools, in the places we work and recreate. Question: Do other people know you are a Catholic? Do they recognize you as a follower of Christ? more
PROVIDENCE - The calendar may say February, but Richard Andrade is already thinking about April 15. Andrade, the coordinator of the Interfaith Community Dire Emergency Fund, has tax preparers … more
The Lenten season is a time to nurture one's prayer life. This week's reflection on persistence in prayer comes from St. Teresa of Avila: To persist in prayer without returns, this … more
Editor: A faithful Providence Visitor reader, I was drawn to Bishop Tobin's column "Catholic Preaching: Powerful or Pitiful?" (Visitor, Feb. 1) Priests now face a greater … more
Editor: With so many serious theological questions that should be addressed, it seems to me to be "Much Ado About Nothing" as the issue of heaven and what it is supposedly like, per the … more
Masses scheduled for deaf, hard of hearing PROVIDENCE - The Diocesan Apostolate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has scheduled the following Masses: Feb. 25, St. Jean Baptiste Church, 328 … more
This week, the church enters the Season of Lent, a time of solemn preparation for the celebration of Easter. As the faithful everywhere begin prayer and fasting, others will be preparing to … more
CRANSTON - For his confirmation project, 16-year-old Jake Morgan decided that people should wear their faith proudly, especially on their wrists, and in the process, support the pro-life cause. … more
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