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It is indeed rare that all four Scripture selections at Mass – Old Testament, Psalm, New Testament and Gospel readings – promote an identical message. The New Testament readings … more
TO THE EDITOR: Thank you for your good work — it is such a blessing to have a Catholic newspaper in our diocese. I felt inspired to note a point about a recent editorial on marriage. In your … more
TO THE EDITOR: President Joe Biden has used the term “inflection point” — which he appropriated from Barack Obama — to signify big changes occurring or possible, which he … more
TO THE EDITOR: I just wanted to say “Thank you” for highlighting in Rhode Island Catholic’s Christmas Gift Guide several of the children’s books Gabriel’s Trumpet … more
Welcome Bishop Henning!It was a joyful and historic day as the Diocese of Providence welcomed new Coadjutor Bishop Richard G. Henning at a Holy Mass of Reception today, Thursday, Jan. 26, in the … more
PROVIDENCE — For her years of dedicated support for the local church, including her donation of $4.5 million to the Diocese of Providence, which allowed for the completion of the recent … more
KINGSTON — All young adults ages 18-30 are welcome to attend a day of prayer, formation, community, food and the celebration of Holy Mass while growing in love and reverence for the Sacred … more
The feigned outrage from republicans and doublespeak from democrats over the discovery of classified documents in President Biden’s private home surely disheartens the American people. Not only … more
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan recently cautioned against the disclosure of private details in her piece about the Duke of Sussex, “The Half-Madness of Prince Harry.” The … more
The once familiar prayer to St. Michael the Archangel recited after Low Mass in the old rite is gently and increasingly making its way back into Catholic piety. Quite reminiscent of the old days, … more
You would be hard-pressed to find someone in the church who does not care about young people. The young are oft-discussed, occasionally included, and wondered about as almost a foreign … more
On January 10, Pope Francis shared his prayer intention for the month of January circulated through the Pope’s World Prayer Network: “Let us pray together that educators be credible … more
WARWICK — It was a cloudy Saturday morning. A group of young teenagers looking forward with a sense of joy and optimism intently work on a test that will determine how the next step of their … more
PROVIDENCE — If the COVID-19 pandemic did education in the U.S. any favors, Ed Bastia says that “it brought the classrooms into the living rooms and into the homes of the families” … more
NEWPORT — Four Afghan students who have been displaced from their native country since being evacuated from Kabul in August 2021, arrived on Salve’s campus last week to enroll as transfer … more
PAWTUCKET — In its 38th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade last week announced Moses Meus of Saint Raphael Academy is the 2022-23 Gatorade Rhode Island … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College announced that it has received a substantial, six-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to promote inclusive excellence in Science, … more
Above at left, the Saint Margaret School Student Council recently held a “Baby Shower for Mary” to benefit St. Gabriel’s Call a ministry for mothers in the Diocese of Providence, … more
Whether it’s for a football player stricken during a Monday night game, or for an ailing pope at the Vatican, or for a persecuted cardinal in China, or for the restoration of peace in Ukraine, … more
Virgin of Altagracia celebration to be held Jan. 20PROVIDENCE —The Rhode Island Virgin of Altagracia Committee and the diocesan Multicultural Ministry will host a solemn Mass, Friday, January … more
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