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The Old Testament Book of Tobit is a fanciful tale of Jewish life about two hundred years before Christ. Prayers, psalms, and aphorisms blend a chilling narrative about persecution with a charming … more
Robert Browning, John Lennon and Pope Francis. What could a Victorian-era poet, a 20th century rock star and a 21st century pope possibly have in common? Well, I recently discovered something – … more
The world mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II alongside her subjects this past September 8. Providentially, Her Majesty died on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Heavenly … more
Mourners attentive to the Church’s funeral rites will often hear these words from the Book of Ecclesiastes: “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under … more
BURRILLVILLE — St. Theresa Catholic Church and Shrine recently marked the 99th anniversary of its founding.St. Theresa Parish, one of the earliest shrines dedicated to St. Theresa of Lisieux, … more
PROVIDENCE — Louise “Duce” Dussault, Director of Catholic Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Providence, has announced her plans to retire at the end of December 2022.For more than … more
Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans celebrated his 75th birthday last week with a pair of events to mark the occasion. On his birthday, Friday, Sept. 2, Bishop Evans was the principal celebrant at a … more
Perhaps prompted by the beginning of a new school year, recently I’ve been remembering my elementary school days, and some of the routines we had and the things we learned. And one of them was … more
RIVERSIDE — The National Day of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m., at the Guardian Angel statue in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag Trail, remembering all the … more
Padre Pio led many people to conversion during his earthly life, and he continues to do so from his place in God’s eternal Kingdom. One of his most recent heavenly converts is actor Shia … more
Does your son or daughter have a “gender support plan”? If he or she does, you probably don’t know about it. As Edie Heipel stated in a recent Catholic News Agency article, … more
The Catholic people of Rhode Island have annually displayed great generosity toward the retired priests of the diocese. Last year a total of $268,000 was donated by parishioners to the Senior … more
“Take comfort, my people” (Isaiah 40:1) is a common enough phrase during the Advent season, but there is no reason why this divine directive should be limited to that time of year. In … more
EAST GREENWICH —The Tom and Terri Murphy Foundation has announced the enrollment of Stephen Baker into the VUnited Scholars Program at Villanova University. Baker is the first graduate of the … more
By Laura KilgusAssistant EditorCRANSTON — Aidan Paplauskas, a recent graduate of St. Mary’s School, has put his heart, soul and sweat into a project to benefit an alma mater that has … more
NEWPORT — For the second time in three years, Salve Regina University’s chapter of Best Buddies has been selected as the Outstanding Chapter in Rhode Island.Best Buddies International is … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Mary Academy — Bay View has announced beloved Sister Marybeth Beretta is planning to step away from her role as president following the completion of the 2022-2023 … more
As more women pursue careers in the sciences, STEM still remains a male-dominated field with limited leadership positions held by women. Bay View is working to change that. Made possible by more than … more
Following an extensive, nationwide search, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has appointed Dr. James Power as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Providence. The Superintendent of Catholic … more
The 33rd annual SPRED Mass and picnicEXETER — The 33rd annual SPRED Mass and picnic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at The St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 84 Exeter Road, beginning … more
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