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Transcendent and immanent — these are not words of everyday speech. They are theological words that express a tension found in language about God. Transcendence expresses the sense that God is … more
Are You Called to be a Deacon? RHODE ISLAND — Deacons are men who love God and love the Church; they feel called to serve in a more committed way. The role of the deacon is to be a helper of … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College’s traditional emphasis on the intersection of faith and academic rigor was on display on Sunday, May 19 during the annual commencement ceremonies. The … more
It’s birthday month in our home, a time when four of the five of us flip the page that welcomes a new year and a new number. When you throw in Mother’s Day, end-of-year events, new … more
Preachers, and often Church teachings and perhaps even the Scriptures sometimes divide the activity of the Holy Trinity into three convenient categories: God the Father is the creator; God the Son is … more
EAST GREENWICH — Our Lady of Mercy School students performed in the school’s annual Spring Play with a production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. at The Prout School on Saturday, … more
Among the many urgent questions raised by the Synods on the Family in 2014 and 2015 and the current Synod on Synodality – questions that will inevitably bear on the next papal conclave – … more
TO THE EDITOR: Woonsocket mourns the loss of Father Dennis Reardon, who passed away on March 21. His life was a beacon of compassion, dedication, and faith, deeply influencing our community. … more
NEWPORT — Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong, Salve Regina University president, on Sunday conferred 530 bachelor’s degrees upon the Class of 2024. A separate ceremony was held Thursday, May 16, for … more
EXETER — Bishop Richard G. Henning, whose father was a New York City firefighter, delivered the invocation and some personal remarks on Saturday, May 11, during an annual memorial in honor of … more
(OSV News) — There are hundreds of opportunities for Catholics to join the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage for Mass, adoration, processions and other events. However, casually meeting up with … more
Readers looking for exoneration of Pope Pius XII for his “silence” about the Holocaust (Shoah) during World War II might be disappointed with this new release from Fordham University … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Senate voted 29 to 7 on Thursday, May 2, in favor of Bill SB2262, also known as the Healthcare Provider Shield … more
PROVIDENCE — The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul hosted the annual Men of St. Joseph Internationals’s 14th annual Men’s Conference on Saturday, May 4. The event was organized by the … more
RETIRING FROM ACTIVE MINISTRY Reverend Norman W. Bourdon, from Pastor, St. Joan of Arc Parish, Cumberland, to Pastor Emeritus, St. Joan of Arc Parish, Cumberland, effective June 30, 2024 Reverend … more
I would like to express belated best wishes to all of the good mothers and grandmothers of our parishes and schools. I hope that Mother’s Day was a joyful celebration of gratitude to mothers … more
Special information session planned for diocesan pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress CRANSTON — Interested to learn more about the once in a lifetime diocesan Pilgrimage to the … more
The Second Vatican Council, the first council in Church history even to mention the word “laity,” rightly has shed much light on the assorted vocations and ministries open to all Roman … more
On September 5, 1977, “Voyager 1,” built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was launched from Cape Canaveral atop a Titan IIIE rocket. It’s still going, almost forty-seven … more
In 1968, Paul Ehrlich wrote a book titled “The Population Bomb.” In it he predicted that hundreds of millions of people would starve to death in the 1970s and 80s due to overpopulation. … more
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