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PROVIDENCE — The Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island has awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence a $14,500 grant from its Vision of Hope-At Risk Parent/Child Support Program Endowment … more
PROVIDENCE — In the documents of the Second Vatican Council, only the Blessed Mother is mentioned more than St. Joseph. Many of the Church’s canonized saints were devoted to … more
NEWPORT — Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University and the retired president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, will offer … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College announced that Dr. Laurie Santos, a Yale University psychology professor and host of The Happiness Lab podcast, will present the Commencement Address at the … more
During a socially distant “Drive and Drop” event, eight volunteers from the La Salle Academy community collected more than 500 donations of canned goods to benefit St. Edward’s … more
This June will mark 10 years that I have been retired from the active ministry. Well, sort of. Immediately upon my retirement Father Bernard Healey hired me to assist at St. Ambrose Church in Albion, … more
When the College of Cardinals voted to elect Pope Francis Supreme Pontiff on March 13, 2013, they entrusted him with the delicate task of reforming the Roman Curia. Francis pledged to reshape Vatican … more
Every year, the media speculates as to whether politicians should be denied Holy Communion by their bishops depending on an individual’s political leanings. But the Church’s teaching on … more
PASTORSReverend Scott J. Carpentier, from Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Pascoag, and St. Patrick Parish, Harrisville, to Pastor, St. Brendan Parish, Riverside, effective July 1, 2021. Reverend John … more
PROVIDENCE — Following the issuance of updated health guidelines by Gov. Daniel McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health, which have increased the allowed seating capacity in houses of … more
PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Monday on proposed legislation seeking to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Rhode Island and on four other abortion-related … more
PROVIDENCE — Because the pandemic caused a rapid closure of schools last spring, the FriarServe program at Providence College had to get creative and go virtual — quickly.For the past few … more
WARWICK — Bishop Hendricken High School has announced plans to celebrate its largest fundraiser of the year, the For the Boys Gala, with a twist. On Saturday, May 8, the school will present a … more
In celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation I’m often intrigued by, and sometimes bemused by, the names candidates take as they receive the sacrament.As you know, it’s customary, though … more
Seasons of Hope Grief Support GroupWESTERLY — Those searching for comfort, hope and peace after losing a loved one are invited to participate in a six-week support group, Seasons of Hope. Each … more
Hawaii has a shortage of doctors who are willing to perform abortions. The governor’s solution? Allow nurses to perform them. On Monday, April 12, Governor David Ige signed into law House Bill … more
The “Blaine Amendment” was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would have deprived Catholic and other sectarian schools of direct government aid. It was named … more
Catholic piety has traditionally pictured St. John the Apostle as a young man of mild disposition. The reference to St. John as the one whom Jesus loved and the allusion to his leaning close to Jesus … more
Four sixth graders and three eighth graders at St. Rose of Lima School in Warwick spent the morning of April 10, weeding, laying compost, top soil, and planting onions and potatoes in the parish … more
EAST GREENWICH — Grace Jelinek, a seventh grader at Our Lady of Mercy School, was awarded first place in the junior division of the 2020 Rhode Island Right to Life essay contest. The junior … more
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