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PROVIDENCE — Six weeks into its 2024 campaign, the 99th annual diocesan Catholic Charity Appeal has met 34 percent of its goal, with nearly $2.4 million in gifts pledged. A letter from Bishop … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has chosen a line from Psalm 71 — "Do not cast me off in my old age" — as the theme for the 2024 celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and … more
On Sunday, Feb. 18, Father John Marie Devaney, O.P., was installed as the pastor of St. Pius V parish in Providence by Bishop Richard G. Henning. The Mass was attended by the parishioners of Pius V, … more
At the meetings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops last fall, Angel Studios offered a screening of their upcoming film, “Cabrini.” The film relates the remarkable legacy … more
Weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration vigils WARREN — February 20 - March 27, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. through Wednesdays at 9 a.m. A family adoration hour will take place 6-7 p.m. St. … more
PROVIDENCE — Catholic theologian, professor and Dominican friar Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P., rector of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, also known as the Angelicum, in … more
PROVIDENCE — On Thursday, February 15, the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss HB 7100, also known as the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act. Introduced by Rep. Edith Ajello (D … more
Bishop Richard G. Henning joins local religious brothers and sisters in celebrating World Day of Consecrated Life at Providence College. In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer … more
While reading the title of this editorial you might be thinking to yourself: “of course we kneel after the ‘Lamb of God.’” Curiously this is not a universal practice here in … more
Canterbury Cathedral in the United Kingdom has a long history. In 597 A.D, Pope St. Gregory the Great sent St. Augustine of Canterbury to evangelize the people. For centuries the cathedral has served … more
Lent is a time of reparation — a season of sorrow for sins committed and expressions of a sincere desire to reform our lives. But what does it mean to be sorry? What are the components of real … more
In St. Mark’s Gospel account, the measures for the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on what later generations have understandably described as Palm Sunday are quite similar to the arrangements … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College Galleries (PCG) has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $30,000. This funding will support an … more
The Catholic Athletic League celebrated a “Thank the Ref Weekend” January 27 and 28 as a way for coaches and players to convey their gratitude to the referees who make the games possible. … more
On Ash Wednesday, many Catholics received ashes on their foreheads while the minister proclaimed, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” taken from the Book of … more
When I first met Yigal Carmon in November 1988, he was counter-terrorism adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, a position he held under Shamir’s successor, Yitzhak Rabin, until … more
Clearly Jesus was not the first Biblical personality to spend 40 days and 40 nights in the Judean desert. In fact, Biblical scholars cite at least 24 times when the number 40 can be cited in the … more
At the start of 2024, Pope Francis offered strong public criticism of surrogate motherhood. His willingness to speak out on this important topic has helped to pull surrogacy out of the shadows, where … more
ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM Reverend John E. Unsworth, to Administrator pro tem, St. Thomas More Parish, Narragansett, effective April 15, 2024. SPECIAL APOSTOLATES Reverend Ryan W. Connors, from Faculty … more
This year, we have been reading from the Gospel of Mark, “a gospel in a hurry.” It moves quickly through the events of Jesus’ ministry, jumping right in at his first proclamation of … more
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