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PROVIDENCE — Anyone who said writing a book is simple has never written a book. For Dan Gonzalez, writing his book became a 30-year journey that began in the Diocese of Providence. A native of … more
On Tuesday, Jan 30, Sister Virginia Ptak, F.M.M., celebrated her 100th birthday at a party attended by the members of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary USA Province located in North Providence. … more
The Rhode Island Catholic continues its series on the Eucharist for the second phase of the National Eucharistic Revival, speaking with Father Joseph Upton, pastor of St. Mary of the Bay Church and … more
PROVIDENCE — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Father James T. Ruggieri, a priest of the Diocese of Providence, as Bishop of Portland (Maine). Since 2003, Bishop-Elect Ruggieri has … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College honored its 2024 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vision Awards recipients on Thursday, Feb. 1 on campus. Colby Brown ’24, co-founder of the Rhode Island … more
TIVERTON — “We can never have too much love, too much reverence for Jesus in the Eucharist,” said Father Phillip Dufour, the newly installed pastor of St. Theresa and St. … more
This year, Ash Wednesday falls on February 14. Most of us associate the date with Saint Valentine, and “Valentine’s Day” has become a major secular custom. I have no objections to … more
The Old Testament associates the presence and work of God with the miraculous healing of the sick, the restoration of blind people, deaf people, and lame people to full health. God who is the creator … more
Chesterton Academy Open House WARWICK — Chesterton Academy, 610 Jefferson Blvd., will host an Open House on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.chestertonRl.org or … more
WARWICK — St. Peter School second grader Ada Lynn Ulmen received the Sacrament of Baptism from Father Roger C. Gagné, pastor, in a beautiful afternoon ceremony on January 25. Her … more
During this year of parish Eucharistic revival, Rhode Island Catholic is pleased to offer a series of articles where different people — lay persons, religious, and priests — and tell us … more
CRANSTON — Msgr. Raymond B. Bastia, vicar for the Office of Planning and Financial Service, recently dedicated the Mausoleum of the Holy Cross for use as a permanent structure at St. … more
When a Catholic presents him or herself to the priest for the sacrament of reconciliation, the penitent usually requests, “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.” Now, when the admitted … more
It’s both meaningful and providential that Ash Wednesday falls on St. Valentine’s Day this year. That’s because if there’s one thing that most of the world is totally mixed-up … more
There are many ways to celebrate Lent with children. I have found the simplest activities are the ones that children enjoy the most and we, as parents, are more apt to do since they don’t … more
EAST GREENWICH — On Sunday, Jan. 21, Bishop Richard G. Henning led the annual Holy Mass for Life at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in East Greenwich. Organized by the Office of Life and Family … more
If you attended Catholic school, you probably have the memory of the cold candles touching your neck during the blessing of throats on the Feast of Saint Blaise, February 3. Saint Blaise was a … more
“What’s the most important factor in a successful marriage?” Over the years, I’ve posed that question to hundreds of couples attending marriage preparation classes. These … more
My friend and colleague Carl Trueman recently observed that “the West is no longer a consortium of serious cultures.” To which I am sorely tempted to add, “…or serious … more
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