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Father Joseph M. Brodeur and Father Jairon G. Olmos Rivera ordained priests by Bishop Richard G. Henning

PROVIDENCE — It was an overwhelming experience for all involved. Immediately following their ordination, Father Joseph Brodeur and Father Jairon Olmos Rivera greeted a long line of local …

Diocesan review board welcomes two new members

PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence places the highest priority on protecting children and minors. For more than 20 years, members of the Diocesan Advisory Board for the Protection of …

Living in the State of Hope

Bishop Richard G. Henning joined the pastors of the Bristol parishes — Father Henry Zinno and Father Vander Martins — along with the newly ordained Father Joseph Brodeur to march in the …

On the Rhode

Mercymount Country Day School received a best theme award for their float in the Cumberland Fourth of July parade.

Rhode Island Catholic, El Católico honored with 26 national Catholic Press awards at conference

ATLANTA — Rhode Island Catholic and its Spanish language publication, El Católico de Rhode Island, were honored on Friday, June 21, with a combined 26 awards by the Catholic Media …
OPINION

Faithful Citizenship

American politics have become quite rancorous in recent years and the 2024 election season is shaping up to be another time of deep divisions among parties and candidates. People on all sides will …

Bringing the Good News of salvation to a collapsed world

Readers of the Gospel accounts quickly realize that the early Christian saga occurs intermittently between Galilee on the north and Judea on the south of the Holy Land. Most of the action occurs in …
Saint Francis Church and Saint Romuald Chapel, pictured, is one parish family, spread between two worship sites: a historic stone church just outside downtown Wakefield, and a quaint beach-side chapel in Matunuck.

Believers need the daring to treasure God’s power

A rustic chapel has served the summer community at Matunuck for decades. And now, as Rhode Islanders leave the chill of the Blackstone Valley and other spots north for the comforts of the shore line, …

Special Event Listings for 07.09.24

Vacation Bible Camp PROVIDENCE — The annual Msgr. Sabourin Vacation Bible Camp will be held Mon., July 15 through Fri., July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. …

Special Event Listings for 06.27.24

Magnificat breakfast GREENVILLE — The Magnificat Ministry Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at St. Philip Parish Center, 622 Putnam Pike. The guest speaker …

EDITORIAL

The Face of God is Mercy

In the Museo del Duomo in Milan, a towering statue depicts St. Ambrose with a scourge over his shoulder. The image of a bishop holding a whip admittedly shocks modern observers. Hagiographers agree …