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PROVIDENCE — The Holy Father, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed Msgr. Robert C. Evans, pastor of St. Philip Church in Greenville, Auxiliary Bishop of Providence. more
PROVIDENCE—Modern society's attacks on moral values, the closings of parochial schools and churches, and allegations against the clergy of sexual abuse have put the Catholic Church on the defensive and may have driven away people from the pews, according to Bishop Thomas J. Tobin. more

PROVIDENCE—Heavenly music provides an aura of holiness during Mass, and Msgr. Anthony Mancini’s talent for composition contributes harmony to liturgies and services at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul.

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PROVIDENCE—The Most. Rev. Thomas J. Tobin has published his second book, Effective Faith: Faith that Makes a Difference, a collection of 40 Without a Doubt columns written by the Bishop. Through these reflections, the Bishop hopes to engage readers by connecting life experiences with the journey of faith. more
PROVIDENCE — Raymond Dettore Jr. said he is proud of his Italian-American heritage and Catholic faith, and is tired of political correctness that exists in today’s world. He made those sentiments known on the Brown University campus green Monday afternoon during a rally to protest the school’s decision to abolish the Columbus Day holiday. more
WOONSOCKET — The mood was festive in the parish hall of All Saints Parish on Oct. 2 as 150 parishioners gathered for a night of food, games, and prizes. The parish was hosting ‘Family Night and Meat Raffle,’ a monthly fun-filled gathering, which begins with a pasta dinner, followed by a meat raffle, along with historical trivia, children’s activities, and other games and prizes. more
PROVIDENCE — As stiff winds whipped outside of the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, more than 100 individuals of the legislative and legal communities of Rhode Island withstood the weather to attend the annual Red Mass. more
WEST WARWICK— With local agencies including the Diocese of Providence at his side, Congressman Jim Langevin announced a $200,000 grant for the Lifespan Respite Care program that will aid care givers by enabling them to rest and avoid burnout from the constant assistance they offer their loved ones. more
THE VATICAN-Over a thousand family and friends were on hand at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Thursday, Oct. 8, as thirty men were ordained to the diaconate. Among them, the Rev. Mr. Adam A. Young was ordained for service in the Diocese of Providence. more
SMITHFIELD—Bryant University is now providing students of all faiths with a spiritual home in its new Interfaith Center, an inspirational environment. “Bryant’s Interfaith Center will be so much more than a building,” said President Ronald K. Machtley. “The center will become a campus landmark and an inspiration to the entire community.” more
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