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Active and retired members of the various Rhode Island fire departments gather with local politicians and the families of fallen firefighters to celebrate the service of those who died in the line of duty.

Honoring our fallen heroes

EXETER — Bishop Richard G. Henning, whose father was a New York City firefighter, delivered the invocation and some personal remarks on Saturday, May 11, during an annual memorial in honor of …
This is an updated map showing the four routes of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress in 2024. Participants in the National Eucharistic Congress and related National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will have opportunities to receive plenary indulgences, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, announced April 9, 2024.

Planning To Join Up With The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage? Here’s What You Need To Know

(OSV News) — There are hundreds of opportunities for Catholics to join the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage for Mass, adoration, processions and other events. However, casually meeting up with …
Faithful and clergy gather at the cathedral for the Men of St. Joseph International’s 14th Annual Men’s Conference. Joseph Men’s Conference.

Men of St. Joseph gather for annual conference

PROVIDENCE — The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul hosted the annual Men of St. Joseph Internationals’s 14th annual Men’s Conference on Saturday, May 4. The event was organized by the …
On Tuesday, May 7, Bishop James T. Ruggieri was ordained and installed as the 13th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Maine. Boston Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap., was principal consecrator, with retiring Portland Bishop Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., and Providence Bishop Richard G. Henning, S.T.D., co-consecrators. Cardinal Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, read the official mandate from Pope Francis.

Humble Providence Priest Ordained Bishop of Portland

PORTLAND, Maine —  For a priest who eschewed the spotlight as he ministered to the poor in myriad ways, Bishop James T. Ruggieri appeared very humbled as he processed into the Cathedral of …

Senate hears bill to solidify R.I.’s status as a sanctuary state for abortion, transgender care

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Senate voted 29 to 7 on Thursday, May 2, in favor of Bill SB2262, also known as the Healthcare Provider Shield …
OPINION

Transcendent and Immanent

Transcendent and immanent — these are not words of everyday speech. They are theological words that express a tension found in language about God. Transcendence expresses the sense that God is …

“A sower went out to sow…”

I would like to express belated best wishes to all of the good mothers and grandmothers of our parishes and schools. I hope that Mother’s Day was a joyful celebration of gratitude to mothers …

In today’s world, the sacred is often overwhelmed by the secular

The Second Vatican Council, the first council in Church history even to mention the word “laity,” rightly has shed much light on the assorted vocations and ministries open to all Roman …

Special Event Listings for 05.16.24

Special information session planned for diocesan pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress CRANSTON — Interested to learn more about the once in a lifetime diocesan Pilgrimage to the …

EDITORIAL

The Complementarity of Motherhood and Priesthood

Mother’s Day gives us a chance to reflect on the meaning of motherhood. God created man and woman as complementary with each other. It should be no surprise that there would be similarities …

Fallout effects from the Population Drought

In 1968, Paul Ehrlich wrote a book titled “The Population Bomb.” In it he predicted that hundreds of millions of people would starve to death in the 1970s and 80s due to overpopulation. …