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PROVIDENCE — New guidelines for extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion were issued Nov. 16 by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin to reflect changes in both the Catholic Church’s universal law concerning the Eucharist, and in particular law for the dioceses of the United States. more
PROVIDENCE — While he and many of his fellow bishops feel the marriage pastoral drafted at the recent U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore wasn’t as definitive in some areas as they would have wanted, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin is satisfied that the foundation of a workable document has been formed with its acceptance by the conference. more
NORTH PROVIDENCE—In an effort to revitalize and energize their parishes, more than 300 inspired Catholics met at regional meetings across the diocese to discuss new ways they can reach out and share the faith with inactive Catholics and say “welcome home.” more
PROVIDENCE—Amy Sullivan, the editor and a staff writer at TIME?Magazine, was warmly welcomed by Providence College students, faculty and staff when she delivered a talk about the relationship between faith and politics on Nov. 12 at the Feinstein Academic Center. more
Pastor, St. Ambrose Church, Lincoln When did you first think of becoming a priest? When I was in grade school I began to think about it and by the time I graduated college it became clear to me that priesthood was the vocation calling me. more
I am disappointed and really surprised that Congressman Patrick Kennedy has chosen to re-open the public discussion about his practice of the faith and his reception of Holy Communion. more
PROVIDENCE — Valor, respect, intelligence and perseverance are qualities that lead to victory on the battlefield and in life. A foundation in morality, discipline and Catholic values have produced numerous leaders for more than 100 years at La Salle Academy. more
WEST WARWICK — Every Monday at noon the parish hall at St. Anthony Church is filled with the sounds of joy and laughter as guests gather to enjoy a delicious and nourishing meal served at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. more
PROVIDENCE — A local religious sister said that a U.S. House resolution commending Catholic sisters for their service and courageous sacrifice is a “positive step” in recognizing the valuable contribution that these dedicated women continue to make to American society. more
PAWTUCKET — Following a year in which five Catholic Schools were forced to close, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, students and local business leaders announced a new program to increase the affordability of Catholic school for families seeking a faith-based education for their children. more
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