LATEST LOCAL NEWS

Catholic Charity Appeal surpasses $7 million goal for third consecutive year

PROVIDENCE — For the third consecutive year, the annual Catholic Charity Appeal in the Diocese of Providence has surpassed 100% of its goal, garnering $7.3 million in pledges so far, and is on …
Joseph Hayek smiles with Saint Philip School therapy dog Georgi, a 3 year-old Cavachon and the star of the school’s new Cardinal C.A.R.E.S. initiative. This new program supports the well-being of students in helping them build strong foundations for academic and personal success.

Canine offers comfort, has powerful impact on emotional, educational well-being of Saint Philip students

GREENVILLE — Encouragement, physical and emotional healing, relaxation, joy and companionship: There are an endless list of benefits that three-year-old Georgi, a playful and loving Cavachon …
A recently deceased Catholic in the Diocese of Providence bequeathed $500,000 to the Columban Fathers to help ensure the continued operation of their retirement home for priests in Bristol. Above: the retirement home, with chapel in the background.

Columban Fathers receive $500K donation to support retirement home operations

BRISTOL — In spite of the relatively small size of their operation – their priest and retirement home currently houses only 14 retired priests –­ t­he Columban Fathers in …

St. Rocco School celebrates 60 years of 'Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ'

St. Rocco School, Johnston, held a 60th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 4, with Mass, followed by a reception in Café Rocco. Alumni, family and friends were all present to celebrate …

OLM Middle School Soccer Team Captures CAL Title

EAST GREENWICH — Our Lady of Mercy School’s co-ed soccer team captured the CAL State Championship in a decisive battle with a 1-0 win over St. Pius V, Providence on Friday, June 7 at La …
OPINION

Thanks be to God for Holy Fathers

My husband is the favorite of our household. All our children prefer my husband over me, and I don’t blame them one bit. He has a wonderful, positive attitude, is almost always ready to have a …

St. Anthony of Padua preached the ‘grandeur of Christianity’

St. Anthony of Padua, whose feast is June 13, is often depicted holding an open Bible on which the Christ child sits with a hand raised in blessing. The tender image does not commemorate an event in …

The Challenge of Fatherhood

Studies have demonstrated over and again that children have their best opportunity to thrive when they enjoy the blessing of a mother and a father. This is not to lessen the heroic contribution of …

Special Event Listings for 06.13.24

Faith on Fire GREENVILLE — Young adults (ages 18-29) are invited to an evening around the fire, Fridays: June 14, July 26, August 9, 7- 9 p.m., at St. Philip Church, which includes a talk from …

EDITORIAL

Halt Gender-Affirming Care for Youth

At the beginning of June, the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) issued a declaration titled “Doctors Protecting Children.” More than 100 doctors, nurses, therapists and research …

Adore our Lord in the Eucharist

Across the diocese and the world many of the faithful participated in the Solemnity of Corpus Christi with the adoration and procession of the Eucharist. This year, our celebration of this solemnity …