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Pope Francis concludes the Year of St. Joseph

The special “Year of St. Joseph” concluded on Dec. 8, 2021. In his apostolic letter, Pope Francis explains that the aim of this special year was “to increase our love for this great …

Parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel celebrates 100th Birthday

Exactly 100 years after her baptism at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in West Warwick, Marie Helen Jeannete LaFramboise, on January 8, 2022, attended Mass at the very same church with her beloved …

As restoration nears completion on cathedral towers, diocese invites faithful to sponsor stones

PROVIDENCE — The 22-story climb to the top of the towers of the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul is at once daunting and enlightening.A skeletal stairwell, enclosed by black mesh fabric that …

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life chairman denounces FDA decision on Chemical Abortion Pill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced they will eliminate the safety requirement of in-person dispensing in the Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for …

Installation of Father Mark Sauriol

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin installed Father Mark A. Sauriol as pastor of St. Mary and St. Augustin parishes in Newport during the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 19, with St. Mary Pastors Emeriti Father …
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Faith Is Spoken Here

A “polyglot” is defined as “a person who knows and is able to use several languages.” I admit that I’m not one of them, and I’ve had several experiences in life to …

SCHOOLS & SPORTS

Providence College professor awarded largest federal grant in PC history from the U.S. Department of Education

PROVIDENCE — Providence College (PC) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Dr. Laura Hauerwas, professor of education, an $11.3 million grant for a project entitled …
OPINION

Eugenics, Forced Sterilization, and Protecting the Mentally-Challenged

Although most Americans today are unaware of it, the United States has a sad and extensive history of forced sterilizations, especially within the past century. In 1907, Indiana legalized forced …
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Special Event Listings for 01.13.22

Trumpet recital at St. James ChurchMANVILLE — A trumpet recital will be given by Richard Cenedella at St. James Church, Division Street, on Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m. The concert will feature …

EDITORIAL
Keep Kids in School The Rhode Island Department of Health released new guidelines for in-person schooling. These new guidelines allow vaccinated students and staff who are considered “close contacts,” but …
EDITORIAL
One Sided Environmental Policies Hurt the Poor Forty-one members of Congress recently sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking it to exercise its “power to influence retail rates for natural gas and …