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PROVIDENCE — The 2022 Catholic Charity Appeal is officially underway in the Diocese of Providence with a goal of $6.8 million, the same as it was in 2021, with parish goals also remaining the … more
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The 49th annual national March for Life — with a rally on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court Jan. 21 — will go on as scheduled this year amid a … more
PROVIDENCE — Christine Dwyer Kavanagh, 69, of Barrington, died very peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at her home. Christine was the beloved wife of Donald J. Kavanagh, Principal of La … more
WASHINGTON — Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace issued the following statement … more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced they will eliminate the safety requirement of in-person dispensing in the Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for … more
A “polyglot” is defined as “a person who knows and is able to use several languages.” I admit that I’m not one of them, and I’ve had several experiences in life to … more
Trumpet recital at St. James ChurchMANVILLE — A trumpet recital will be given by Richard Cenedella at St. James Church, Division Street, on Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m. The concert will feature … more
The Rhode Island Department of Health released new guidelines for in-person schooling. These new guidelines allow vaccinated students and staff who are considered “close contacts,” but … more
Although most Americans today are unaware of it, the United States has a sad and extensive history of forced sterilizations, especially within the past century. In 1907, Indiana legalized forced … more
St. John the Evangelist is unique among the Gospel writers in that he does not include the actual words of Eucharistic consecration within his Last Supper narrative. “This is my … more
Exactly 100 years after her baptism at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in West Warwick, Marie Helen Jeannete LaFramboise, on January 8, 2022, attended Mass at the very same church with her beloved … more
The special “Year of St. Joseph” concluded on Dec. 8, 2021. In his apostolic letter, Pope Francis explains that the aim of this special year was “to increase our love for this great … more
As the Diocese of Providence celebrates its 150th anniversary through June 26, 2022, Rhode Island Catholic is featuring profiles of the eight men who have served as diocesan shepherds through its … more
PROVIDENCE — With the diocesan phase of the global 2023 Synod of Bishops, invoked by Pope Francis, well underway, diocesan Office of Faith Formation Synod Committee contacts Edward Trendowski, … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their faith or prevent them from helping others grow, … more
SCRANTON — Sister Mary William Philbin, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Wednesday, December 22, at Regional Hospital in Scranton, Pa.She was born on … more
WAKEFIELD — After 22 years, since the idea was first conceived for The Prout School to develop a first-rate athletic field for high school students to play soccer and lacrosse, major steps … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin installed Father Mark A. Sauriol as pastor of St. Mary and St. Augustin parishes in Newport during the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 19, with St. Mary Pastors Emeriti Father … more
With just a flip of a page on the calendar, a new year has begun. For many of us the beginning of a new year is an occasion to reflect on the events of the past year – the blessings and the … more
Seasons of Hope Grief SupportWESTERLY — If you are searching for hope and peace after losing a loved one, St. Pius X Church invites you to participate in the Seasons of Hope six-week support … more
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