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For about 120 years, roughly 1850 until 1970, the feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ was celebrated on or about July 1 each year. While the feast had been celebrated in various dioceses … more
Like you, I’ve heard the Gospel parable of the good Samaritan many times over. Yet this striking story bears repeated hearing because it presents a life-changing path we can easily overlook or … more
Eighteen couples seeking to validate in the Catholic Church their civilly attempted marriages attended a retreat geared especially for them on May 31 and June 1 at the Diocese of Providence Chancery … more
Editor’s Note: The following is a reflection shared by Father Peter P. Polo, C.S., with parishioners and friends of Scalabrini – Dukecevich Center in Providence, on the occasion of the … more
TO THE EDITOR:Thank you, Bishop Tobin, for your wonderful columns in the Rhode Island Catholic. Your last one, “Keep Me In Your Prayers,” (Thursday, July 20, 2019) resonated so deeply … more
TO THE EDITOR:Whenever you’re discussing abortion, there’s only one question that matters: are the unborn human? If the unborn are not human, then what’s all the fuss about? Swat it … more
Children require extensive support and protection to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They are uniquely dependent on their parents because they are particularly vulnerable. Often … more
On Monday, July 1, the Diocese of Providence publicly released the names of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. This report reflects the consistent efforts of the Church to ensure … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will declare Blessed John Henry Newman, the 19th-century British cardinal, a saint Oct. 13. The British theologian will be canonized during a Mass at the Vatican … more
Jesus said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” So they went off in a boat by themselves to a deserted place. (Mk 6: 31-32)Without a doubt, summer is … more
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