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Recognizing Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist

The Rhode Island Catholic continues its series on the Eucharist for the second phase of the National Eucharistic Revival, speaking  with Father Dominic Verner, O.P., an assistant professor of …
Local catechumens and candidates for Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion gather at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion as they take part in the final stages of their initiation into the Church.

Rite of Election a final step toward full communion in the Church

PROVIDENCE — Though Lent is a penitential season, joyful anticipation filled the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Feb. 18, as candidates and catechumens attended the annual Rite of …

Subject of a new film, Mother Cabrini left native Italy to serve U.S. immigrants

Before the great wave of Hispanic immigration that swept the U.S. in the last several decades, historians spoke of four main periods of Catholic immigration linked to four ethnic groups: the Irish …

Stations of the Cross for people with disabilities and their families

PROVIDENCE — Stations of the Cross for people with disabilities and their families will be offered at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., followed by Holy Mass. For more information contact Irma …

Support for Catholic Charity Appeal pacing ahead of last year's campaign

PROVIDENCE — Six weeks into its 2024 campaign, the 99th annual diocesan Catholic Charity Appeal has met 34 percent of its goal, with nearly $2.4 million in gifts pledged. A letter from Bishop …
OPINION

In Rhode Island, we are bound by ‘two degrees of connection’ rather than separation

I have received much friendly and sometimes amusing advice from longtime residents of Rhode Island. I frequently hear advice about great restaurants and beautiful parks and beaches. Many have …

Through Christ, God dwells intimately with mankind

The Book of Exodus reveals that at Mount Sinai, Moses was given instructions for a portable tent or tabernacle that was to be a sanctuary, a holy place, and the center of Israel’s worship. This …

What is ‘Catholic Enough?’

  A discussion among practicing Catholics occurred in a social media group, inevitably landing on current divisions between Catholics — those who would describe themselves as …

Special Event Listings for 02.29.24

Weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration vigils WARREN — February 20 - March 27, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. through Wednesdays at 9 a.m. A family adoration hour will take place 6-7 p.m. St. …

GUEST EDITORIAL

What is ‘Catholic Enough?’

  A discussion among practicing Catholics occurred in a social media group, inevitably landing on current divisions between Catholics — those who would describe themselves as …