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PROVIDENCE — As the central hub of diocesan life for the past century-and-a-half, the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul is certainly terra cognita for most Rhode Island Catholics. Many readers, … more
WAKEFIELD — Two decades since the idea was first conceived for a first-rate athletic field for The Prout School students to play soccer and lacrosse, the field has now successfully been … more
PROVIDENCE — In August, more than 100 people gathered at the annual Seminarian and Parent Celebration Dinner, sponsored by the Serra Club of the Diocese of Providence. The evening honored the … more
CRANSTON — Alumni, teachers, staff, students and their families filled Saint Paul Church in Cranston on Sunday, Sept. 18 to take part in a Mass of Thanksgiving and look back on a century of … more
PastorsReverend Vander Sebastiao Martins, to Pastor, St. Elizabeth Parish, Bristol, effective August 5, 2022. Reverend Albert D. Ranallo, Jr., from Pastor, St. Ann Parish, Providence, to Pastor, … more
WASHINGTON — The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) has announced that it has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to strengthen family-focused ministry in … more
St. Gregory the Great was a pope who lived in the second half of the 6th century and the beginning of the 7th. He’s been honored with the title “Great” because he had a profound and … more
VATICAN CITY — As Hurricane Fiona swept across the Caribbean, leaving behind numerous victims and material destruction, Pope Francis called for greater solidarity in assisting all those … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin installed Father Michael McMahon as the new pastor of St. Philip’s parish in Greenville on Sunday, Sept. 25. Bishop Tobin was the principal celebrant at the Holy Mass, … more
Novena for Life ongoingEAST PROVIDENCE — A Novena for Life is running from now to November 12, at 8 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave., followed by a Rosary outside Planned … more
In the depths of the lower library at the former Our Lady of Providence Seminary at Warwick Neck was a book entitled, “The Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries.” The hefty tome was authored … more
With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and the long-awaited ascent of her son to become King Charles III, England has become the focus, once again, of great pageantry and palace intrigue. There is … more
PROVIDENCE — Although the scaffolding has come down on the largest exterior renovation project in the history of the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, those who would like to support this … more
PROVIDENCE — While pro-life advocates have much to celebrate this year, following the landmark Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, the battle to protect life in all its stages … more
JAMESTOWN — Mary W. (Dolan) Kayatta, 96, a 62-year resident of Greenville, Rhode Island and summer resident of Jamestown, died on September 17, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Harold and … more
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Age is just a number.” Well, I’m here to say, “No, it isn’t.” Age is much more than a number. There are lots of things … more
Novena for LifeEAST PROVIDENCE — A Novena for Life is running from now to November 12, at 8 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave., followed by a Rosary outside Planned Parenthood, 175 … more
PAWTUCKET — St. Raphael Academy has dedicated the Sister Regina Brennan Guidance Center in honor of one of the longest working and most beloved members of the St. Ray’s faculty.The … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin installed Father Scott J. Pontes as the new pastor of St. Joseph’s parish in Newport on Saturday, Sept. 17. Bishop Tobin was the principal celebrant at the Holy Mass. … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College (PC) President Father Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., has announced that the College will launch a new School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS). The new school will … more
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