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PROVIDENCE — In the words of the famous Mexican singer Ana Gabriel, “I have no money or anything, the only thing I have is love to give.” These words were spoken in his homily by … more
Upon hearing or reading the words, Dominus vobiscum, Catholics of a mature age, and increasingly today, lots of younger folks, will instinctively respond with, Et cum spiritu tuo. “The Lord be … more
The Five First Devotions PROVIDENCE — The Five First Devotions will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Augustine Parish, 639 Mt. Pleasant Ave., beginning with confessions at 3:45 p.m. … more
PROVIDENCE — In a glorious Mass of Reception at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Jan. 26, nine weeks after being appointed by Pope Francis to serve as coadjutor Bishop of Providence with … more
PROVIDENCE — Ordination to the Office of Bishop is, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the “fullness of the sacrament of Holy Orders.” With this esteemed position … more
PROVIDENCE — According to the Code of Canon Law, the pope “can appoint ex officio a coadjutor bishop who also has special faculties. A coadjutor bishop possesses the right of … more
BLAZON: Azure, within a bordure parted wavy Argent and Gules an escallop shell Argent. The shield is ensigned with an episcopal cross Or charged with five jewels Gules and a bishop’s galero … more
GREENVILLE — On Sunday, Jan. 29, Coadjutor Bishop Richard G. Henning made his first pastoral visit to St. Philip’s Parish and School. The day’s events began with Holy Mass … more
The 20th anniversary of one of the deadliest building fires in U.S. history is fast approaching. Sunday, Feb. 19, will mark 20 years since a fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick left an … more
Ian Paisley (1920-2014) was a Northern Irish Presbyterian minister who, at age 25, broke from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland to found the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. He was elected … more
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. — For a kid, life in this blue-collar village in Nassau County, Long Island, was pretty good. Family bonds, grounded in the Catholic faith, were strong.Although it sits a … more
PROVIDENCE — The annual Mass for Life was held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry, the liturgy was … more
WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates descended upon the nation’s capital for the 50th March for Life Jan. 20 — the first national march since the overturn of the … more
PROVIDENCE — Every school has a story, a history. Catholic elementary schools in America have their own history, and while those stories vary from location to location, the common thread … more
The Church, like the world in which it lives, is a dynamic reality always subject to change. And it’s true of the Church Universal as well as the local Church.The changing Church has been on … more
Masses for RecoveryPORTSMOUTH — The next Mass for Recovery will be celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 E. Main Road. These Masses, to which all are welcome, … more
ROME — On January 15, His Eminence Arthur Cardinal Roche, Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, conferred the Ministry of Lector in the Chapel of the … more
PROVIDENCE — Linda A’Vant-Deishinni, a prominent member of the African-American Catholic community in Rhode Island, was honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday … more
In 1930 the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Communion issued Resolution 15. With that resolution they became the first ecclesial community in the world to allow the use of contraceptives. The … more
There is a case before the Supreme Court that could decide whether or not employees get a day off. Gerald Groff is a strict Sabbatarian Christian, that is, he refuses to work on Sunday because it … more
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