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The Covid-19 pandemic delayed the dedication of the new Kegg Organ at Our Lady of Czenstochowa Church, but on Sunday, May 7, the parish community celebrated together in a special recital. The first … more
Roman Catholic counselors needed RHODE ISLAND — A growing number of Catholics are asking for counseling that reflects Catholic values and spirituality in addition to their needs or concerns. To … more
EAST GREENWICH —Rev. Clifford J. Cabral, age 72, Pastor Emeritus of St. Joseph’s Church, Pascoag, R.I., passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Saint Elizabeth’s Home in East … more
In the tech world one word stands out: ChatGPT. This remarkable piece of technology enables users to input a question or request and receive a response. Unlike prior search engines, this tool … more
May is the month Catholic devotion to Mary increases. Praying the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament and the May Crowning by children who received their First Holy Communion are common devotions … more
On March 31, the bishops of France announced that they would petition the Holy See for permission to open a beatification cause for Father Henri de Lubac, SJ. Whatever the outcome of the cause, … more
The Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into heaven is perhaps, no, is definitely the most convoluted event in salvation history. All four evangelists take note of Jesus’ return to … more
Catholics who want to grow in holiness and virtue can’t do much better than focusing on the two pillars of our spiritual treasure — the Eucharist and Mary — which anchor us as … more
TO THE EDITOR: I am full of joy and inspiration after reading Rick Snizek’s report, “A Band of Brothers” in the May 11 issue. This “Band” has been a testament to … more
PROVIDENCE — A large crowd gathered near the sanctuary, with people shaking hands, embracing, and laughing with a young man clad in diaconal vestments. Such was the scene after Mass at the … more
PORTSMOUTH—Last spring, Xingchuan “Ryan” Ma asked his teachers at Portsmouth Abbey School if he could compete in the second tier of the 2023 United States Chemistry Olympiad, held … more
Saint Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, recently held a celebration of the diverse ethnicity of its student body with a cultures pep rally. The event was planned by the SRA Cultures (Saints Respects All … more
CRANSTON — Renowned Ontario-based Catholic sculptor Timothy Schmalz was recently invited to the blessing and installation of one of his iconic works, “The Homeless Jesus,” at Holy … more
BOSTON — They call themselves “A Band of Brothers,” with their banner resembling a battle sash, covered with buttons and other mementos of campaigns fought and won through the … more
BURRILLVILLE — Saturday, April 29, marked the feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Every year, Catholics around the world honor St. Thérèse on this day, but this … more
HARTFORD, Connecticut — A possible Eucharistic miracle in Connecticut is now under investigation by the Vatican. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair told a Hartford television news station May 2 that … more
WASHINGTON (USCCB) — The National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea will be observed on May 22. Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of Victoria, bishop-promoter of Stella … more
Anglophile Americans who tuned in to the coronation ceremony of Charles III would have noticed a mysterious screen veiling from public view the anointing of the new king. The inconspicuousness of the … more
Last week, the Vermont state legislature legalized assisted suicide for out-of-state residents. Becoming the first state to permit “assisted suicide tourism,” Vermont will now become a … more
Motherhood is both fulfilling and draining, exciting and monotonous, inspiring and challenging, joyful and tiring, fun and ordinary and so on. More important than all of these is the fact that … more
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