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Inspired new program welcomes locals and tourists to R.I.’s oldest parish

NEWPORT — On a Monday afternoon in Newport, a warm sea breeze fluttered two large flags emblazoned with the word “Open” in large letters outside of St. Mary’s Church, formally …

After “Dobbs,” Congress must come together to protect life

WASHINGTON (USCCB) — Since the release of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Congress has been taking up legislative proposals that are …

Thousands gather in prayer at Cathedral

More than 2,000 people gathered in front of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul after processing in prayer and song from the Charis USA National Conference, held on July 28 at the Rhode Island …

Young parishioner of St. Patrick Church becomes novice with the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal

A young woman from St. Patrick Church in Providence has answered a call to religious life. On August 1, Emily Cuellar became a novice with the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal (CFR) in New York. On …

Portfolio Prodigy Wins SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite Competition

RUMFORD — We could all learn something from sixth-grader Amani Migwi. At only 11 years old, this portfolio prodigy from Rumford has developed an investment strategy primed for long-term …
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150th Anniversary Mass of the Diocese of Providence Homily of Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Brothers and Sisters, In preparing for my homily today, I’ve been thinking about an observation that was made by one of the great philosophers, one of the astute commentators of our time …

OPINION

Where is God on your calendar?

Where does God show up on your calendar?I pose this as a real question, not a rhetorical one. If someone found your planner on the bus or a stranger glanced at your calendar on the wall or a hacker …
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Special Event Listings for 08.11.22

Become an Ambassador of St. Mary’s ChurchNEWPORT — The Ambassadors Club is open to all interested parishioners of St. Augustin and St. Mary’s churches. Volunteers sign up for …

Retreat and Rest this Summer

The summer months provide ample time for relaxation and retreat from the busyness of the year’s many tasks. Even Jesus recognized the need for rest. Witnessing the stress experienced by his …

Pope’s Canadian Voyage Teaches us to Evangelize, but not Proselytize

In his apostolic voyage to Canada, Pope Francis apologized for the acts of abuse committed against Indigenous Peoples by Catholics and other political leaders in Canada’s residential school …