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Saint Paul School begins 100th year with Mass of Thanksgiving

CRANSTON — Alumni, teachers, staff, students and their families filled Saint Paul Church in Cranston on Sunday, Sept. 18 to take part in a Mass of Thanksgiving and look back on a century of …

Father Michael McMahon installed as Pastor of St. Philip's in Greenville

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin installed Father Michael McMahon as the new pastor of St. Philip’s parish in Greenville on Sunday, Sept. 25. Bishop Tobin was the principal celebrant at the Holy Mass, …

Pope calls for increased assistance to those hit by Hurricane Fiona

VATICAN CITY — As Hurricane Fiona swept across the Caribbean, leaving behind numerous victims and material destruction, Pope Francis called for greater solidarity in assisting all those …

Serra Club hosts dinner to support diocesan seminarians

PROVIDENCE — In August, more than 100 people gathered at the annual Seminarian and Parent Celebration Dinner, sponsored by the Serra Club of the Diocese of Providence. The evening honored the …

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Receives Historic Gift

WASHINGTON — The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) has announced that it has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to strengthen family-focused ministry in …
OPINION

It is a great joy to serve with so many good priests of our diocese

Blessed Michael J. McGivney, the first U.S. parish priest to be canonized, served the Church at a time in our country’s history when Catholics were resented and discriminated against. Father …
Bishop Tobin's Latest Column

A Christian Has to Live in the World

St. Gregory the Great was a pope who lived in the second half of the 6th century and the beginning of the 7th. He’s been honored with the title “Great” because he had a profound and …

AROUND THE DIOCESE

Special Event Listings for 09.29.22

Novena for Life ongoingEAST PROVIDENCE — A Novena for Life is running from now to November 12, at 8 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave., followed by a Rosary outside Planned …

Royal Pageantry and Sacred Ritual Unite People to Their Heritage

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and the long-awaited ascent of her son to become King Charles III, England has become the focus, once again, of great pageantry and palace intrigue. There is …

Give Pope Francis the Benefit of the Doubt

While on the plane home after his three day trip to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis answered questions from journalists. One journalist questioned the pope regarding the sale of weapons to Ukraine. The pope …