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Pope Francis Appoints Coadjutor Bishop of Providence Richard Henning

PROVIDENCE — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Most Reverend Richard G. Henning, S.T.D. as Coadjutor Bishop of Providence with right of succession and has accepted the resignation of …

Statement of Bishop Thomas Tobin on the Appointment of Bishop Richard Henning as the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Providence

It is very appropriate that we gather today, on the day before Thanksgiving – the day when we pause to recall and to thank Almighty God for all of the gifts and blessings which he has given us. …

Please support Rhode Island Catholic’s ministry this Christmas

At this time each year we at Rhode Island Catholic ask our loyal readers to consider making a generous donation to our annual Christmas Appeal. The donations received go a long way in supporting one …

A Grace-filled Advent

During a prayer service for diocesan employees at the Chancery in Providence, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin blesses the traditional wreath to commemorate the beginning of Advent. The bishop wished everyone …

‘Sounds of the Season’ to benefit ‘Keep the Heat On’

PROVIDENCE — As Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s “Keep the Heat On” fuel program begins its 18th season, Msgr. Anthony Mancini is planning to hold another Christmas concert to raise …
OPINION

A season of hope and a reminder that God is with us

Advent is customarily a season of hope for the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promises and Scripture’s prophecies. The four weeks before Christmas are filled with prophecies and …
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A Kingdom Deferred

Many years ago, I attended a Peter, Paul and Mary concert in Pittsburgh. You know Peter, Paul and Mary – the famous folk group that sang Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ …

AROUND THE DIOCESE

Special Event Listings for 12.01.22

‘A Bit of Christmas Music’ event plannedWARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church will host Gary James Farias’ “A Bit of Christmas Music” on December 3, from 5:30 - …

Immaculate Conception, Pray for us!

Mary, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, was named the patroness of the United States by the bishops of our country in the mid-1800s. That was unquestionably a providential action, …

A ‘Meaningful’ Christmas

The Advent and Christmas seasons can be especially difficult for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. The pain of their loss is exacerbated by the festive atmosphere that surrounds the …