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PROVIDENCE — In celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, the Diocese of Providence recently unveiled a program designed to help those suffering from substance abuse. The St. Matthias Ministry centers around outreach called recovery coaching, which provides one-on-one support for those struggling with addiction. more
NEWPORT — The Salve Regina University community will inaugurate Dr. Jane Gerety, RSM, as its seventh president during an outdoor ceremony on campus on Friday, Sept. 18. The public is invited to … more
BRISTOL — Father Barry Gamache, June Scanlon and Helen Hawkinson are doing their best to make sure parishioners at St. Mary Church realize they must be stewards of God's creation: earth. more
WARWICK — Eight years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, some Rhode Islanders continue their search to find a sense of peace and closure. more
WARWICK — Fifty years ago on Sept. 9, 1955, a group of enthusiastic young male students entered a new Catholic school in Warwick, eager to learn yet not knowing what to expect as a new chapter in their education unfolded. more
BRISTOL— As close to 16,000 Rhode Island Catholic School students begin a new academic year, one of the first topics addressed is the prevention of the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu. In preparation for a potential surge of the virus this fall, school officials are trying to create germ-free atmospheres to minimize any outbreaks. more
PROVIDENCE—The late Pope John Paul II reassured the Church to, “not be afraid of new technologies” and Rhode Island Catholic is taking that to heart by proudly unveiling its re-designed Web site, thericatholic.com and other online features to enhance the news-sharing efforts of the state’s second largest newspaper. more
BRISTOL — For many decades, the Sisters of St. Dorothy have maintained a strong yet gentle presence in the Diocese of Providence, ministering as teachers, catechists and social workers. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — While students attending St. Mary Academy-Bay View’s new pre-kindergarten for 3-year-olds continue to develop their English-speaking skills, they are learning a second language. "Help me find my friend that flies!" asked Dora, a bilingual doll that speaks English and Spanish, and is used to teach basic vocabulary skills at Bay View. more
AVA, Missouri — It’s not uncommon to see a Trappist monk at Assumption Abbey quietly praying while gently mixing fruitcake batter or decorating finished cakes with pecans and candied cherries. Following the Benedictine motto, “Ora et Labora” that exemplifies monastic life, these devout men seek God through constant prayer and contemplation, and perform manual labor to support their community. more
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