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PROVIDENCE—Garnering both House and Senate approval, the General Assembly finally closed a loophole that has been present for more than three decades allowing indoor prostitution to thrive in Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE — Rhythm, grace, and creativity are the focus of the Providence College children’s dance classes that value the individual movement styles of each young participant. more
PROVIDENCE — The diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry celebrated its 20th anniversary at the annual Sister Judy Soares Luncheon on Sunday at the Providence Marriott. The celebration was attended by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop Louis E. Gelineau, other distinguished members of the Black Catholic Ministry and their families and friends. more
PROVIDENCE — As members of Congress propose and debate changes to the evolving health care reform legislation in Washington, D.C., physicians such as Dr. Dave Maglio have been providing affordable medical care to patients with low incomes for years. more
BRISTOL — Love, perseverance, compassion and beauty signify the life of Victoria Sousa, who left an everlasting positive imprint on the hearts of everyone who met her. more
PROVIDENCE — The Faith and Order Commission of The Rhode Island State Council of Churches has issued a report that offers a faith-based and contemplative approach to address the recent influx of immigrants who have emigrated to the state. more
PROVIDENCE — Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy has responded to Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s invitation to engage in a discussion of the issue of health care, a concern impacting all Rhode Islanders as well as to explain the position of the Catholic?Church on the defense and protection of all human life. more
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Maine voters Nov. 3 rejected same-sex marriage, overturning a marriage equality law passed in May. But in Washington state, it appeared that a referendum to uphold a law granting same-sex domestic partners the same rights as married spouses would be narrowly approved, 51 percent to 49 percent. more




TO: Pastors/Administrators of the Diocese of Providence

FROM: Bishop Thomas Tobin

DATE: October 29, 2009

RE: HlNl Flu (Swine Flu)


PROVIDENCE — As part of the diocesan Year of Evangelization, parish representatives from across the state had the opportunity to tour diocesan facilities, have Mass with the bishop, and meet with diocesan staff, to better utilize diocesan resources as part of the effort to invite and welcome inactive Catholics back to the Church.

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