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PAWTUCKET — Deacon Raymond Batalon, 95, passed on June 24, 2022 at the Veterans Hospital. He was the husband of the late Therese (Philibert) Batalon. He was born in North Providence, R.I., to … more
SEEKONK — Philip Brennan Toole, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by his grateful family on Sunday, July 3. Born in Pawtucket, in 1931, Phil was the son of Frank and Clare (Coughlin) Toole. … more
My cradle Catholic parents instilled in me the importance of going to Mass religiously (no pun intended) but were never able to articulate why we went, answering only “because we are Catholic … more
Jesus Saviour Church to hold summer bazaarNEWPORT — Jesus Saviour Church will hold its annual summer bazaar on the Vernon Avenue grounds Thursday, July 28; Friday, July 29; and Saturday, July … more
BRISTOL — “How can you mend a broken heart?”In 1971, this question provided the Bee Gees with their first #1 single in the United States. Now, the same query is at the heart (so to … more
In an act of self-defense, convenience store clerk Jose Alba fatally stabbed 35-year-old Austin Simon on July 1, after Simon violently attacked the 61-year-old Alba behind the counter of the Harlem … more
The lame attempts of certain pro-choice politicians to justify baby-killing in America often border on the delusional. Case in point: Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent statement that … more
Another servant of God canonized this past Spring was Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916). He was an heir, a soldier, a roué, a geographer, a monk and a hermit. St. Charles is an … more
Diocese of Providence Seminarian Nathan Ledoux receives a going-away gift from the Knights of Columbus council at St. Luke’s Church in Barrington. After serving the parish for the summer, … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island General Assembly wrapped up its 2022 Session on June 23, after debating or passing several bills of particular interest to Catholics, including three pertaining to … more
PORTLAND, Ore. — Rhode Island Catholic and its Spanish language publication, El Católico de Rhode Island, as well as the Diocesan Office of Communications and Public Relations were … more
WARWICK — On June 4, The Elmhurst Boys of St. Pius V Church, Providence, held their seventh annual charity golf tournament to benefit “A Wish Come True” in Rhode Island. A Wish Come … more
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin celebrated the Rite of Candidacy, admitting three diocesan seminarians to continue their formation for Ordination to the Priesthood, during Evening Prayer at … more
Overbook Academy Class of 2022The Overbrook Academy Class of 2022 smiles outside of their school in Greenville. Overbrook Academy is a private international Catholic boarding school for young ladies … more
Jesus Saviour Church to hold summer bazaar NEWPORT — Jesus Saviour Church will hold its annual summer bazaar on the Vernon Avenue grounds Thursday, July 28, Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July … more
By Julie AsherCatholic News ServiceWASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman said it is “deeply disturbing and tragic” that President Joe Biden has chosen to use his … more
RETIRING FROM ACTIVE MINISTRYReverend David W. Masello, from Administrator, St. Alexander Parish, Warren, to Senior Priest Status, Diocese of Providence, effective immediatelyPASTORReverend Scott J. … more
WESTERLY — Reverend Wilfrid G. Gregoire, 90, Pastor Emeritus of Immaculate Conception Parish, Westerly, died Tuesday, July 5, 2022.Born in West Warwick, Rhode Island, son of the late Ernest L. … more
PROVIDENCE — Reverend Alfred C. Lonardo, 85, a Senior Priest of the Diocese of Providence, died Saturday, July 9, 2022.Born in Providence, Rhode Island, a son of the late Serafino and Palmarosa … more
WARWICK — James Patrick Petrone, the light of his mother’s world, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 4, 2022 after battling cancer on and off for decades. Born on July … more
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