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Few things in this world cause greater heartbreak than watching a child facing an illness that would test even the resolve of grown men and women. Cancer is the worst offender. The mere word sends … more
Bishop Richard G. Henning celebrated Mass for the Our Lady of Grace feast and procession, held on Sunday, Sept. 10 in Johnston. The procession began after Mass and wound through the local streets … more
WEST WARWICK — On Sunday, Sept. 10, Bishop Richard G. Henning led the faithful of St. Joseph’s Parish by celebrating a Mass to open the school year for the 100th anniversary of the … more
CRANSTON — St. Paul’s School celebrated its 100th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 15 with a gala at Rhodes at the Pawtuxet. The event was attended by approximately 500 guests, including … more
Just as it began one year ago, St. Paul School’s 100th anniversary year concluded with a celebration of Holy Mass on Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Cranston parish. Bishop Richard G. Henning … more
Many believers were taught as children that the easiest way to recall the goals of prayer was to remember the simple word “PART.” Petition, Adoration, Reparation and Thanksgiving are all … more
The crucifix is so central to who we are as Catholics that we keep it often before our eyes; we hang it on our walls and wear it around our necks and even place it on our desks and dashboards, … more
Q: Is it always wrong in every case to lie? What about the so-called “little white lie?”’ I’m thinking of situations where you tell a person something you know is false to … more
Surprise! My husband and I are expecting another baby! For those of our family members and friends who do not already know, we will be welcoming our fourth baby later this year. We are overjoyed at … more
    Last November, along with four other of my brother bishops, I was elected as a delegate to the international Synod on Synodality, which will take up the entire month of … more
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence Traveling Eucharistic Rosary Congress will be held from October 7 - 13, 2023. A Eucharistic Rosary Congress is seven days of around-the-clock Eucharistic … more
Life in the Spirit Seminar PAWTUCKET — St. John Paul II Parish will host a Life in the Spirit Seminar at 755 Central Ave., in the St. Cecilia Church building. The seminar will be held on … more
Over the years and in a variety of circumstances, I have had the opportunity to provide pastoral care to police officers. As a result, I have seen the enormous pressures that the job places on … more
WESTERLY — A very special International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles showcasing more than 100 documented eucharistic miracles compiled and cataloged by Blessed Carlo Acutis is coming to … more
ITALY — The Reverend Pietro Paolo Polo, C.S., 80, a priest of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo (i.e., the Scalabrinian Missionaries) died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 … more
WARWICK — Bishop Hendricken High School will commemorate a major milestone in its history, as the 2023-2024 school year marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the Brother Thomas Leto … more
WARWICK — Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope, the newest Catholic school to open in the Diocese of Providence, held its first day of classes on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Located on Jefferson … more
At this time of year, it is common to celebrate Masses of the Holy Spirit. The best known of these are the “Red Masses” celebrated near the opening of the Supreme Court session. Called … more
PROVIDENCE — The Class of 2027 made history with its arrival at Providence College on Thursday, August 24, 2023. Its 1,200 members — the largest class in college history — include … more
It was a day filled with blessings as Bishop Richard G. Henning visited Monsignor Clarke School. The students, parents and teachers were all captivated by his warm spirit, beginning his homily with a … more
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