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Executive Editor Rick Snizek is traveling throughout Israel and the West Bank to witness firsthand the impact of the war on the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities. Follow his Editor’s … more
WESTERLY — Dawn M. LaFleur passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2023 at the age 85, in the care of Hospice at Westerly Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Dawn was born in … more
There are things in this world that are worse than death. Chief among them is the loss of one we hold dear. If we are fortunate, we love someone enough that we would risk or even give our lives to … more
2023 Human Life Guild Day PROVIDENCE — The 2023 Human Life Guild Day will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, beginning with Holy … more
JOHNSTON — In 1963, Bishop Russell J. McVinney tasked Father James Joseph Cooney to embark on a mission to establish a new Catholic parish in the city. Father Cooney took his mission very … more
CRANSTON — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Rhode Island and the Knights of Columbus Rhode Island State Council, both members of VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Assisting in Disasters) … more
WARWICK — The Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope, the most recently approved independent Catholic school within the Diocese of Providence, held its first annual gala at the Crowne Plaza on … more
EXETER — On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Diocesan Special Religious Education (SPRED) program organized its annual picnic at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Exeter. The event was organized by Irma … more
In the movie, “Schindler’s List,” Amon Goeth, the commandant of the Nazi labor camp, took a young, Jewish girl to be his personal maidservant. At one point in the film, this girl … more
A handy park bench flanked by garden urns with marigolds and petunias faces the freshly painted door of St. James Food Pantry in Manville. Every Thursday morning that bench as well as the bright … more
The faithful in the Diocese of Providence have one of the finest and most beautiful mausoleums available of any across the nation to consider when choosing a final resting place. Rhode Island is a … more
VARSITY FOOTBALL The Bishop Hendricken Hawks (Warwick) defeated the host La Salle Academy Rams (Providence) football team by a count of 22-12 in the Friday, Oct. 13 game. The match up included a … more
PROVIDENCE — Since 2017, with a break of only one year, women have sought spiritual renewal at the Rhode Island Catholic Women’s Conference, held at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although it is easy to feel powerless in the face of war, "prayer is the meek and holy force to oppose the diabolical force of hatred, terrorism and war," Pope Francis … more
The early church spread rapidly across the Mediterranean world. The efficient Roman roads carried missionaries such as Paul and Barnabas. The violent attempts by the Roman Empire to stop the spread … more
Day of Prayer for the Health and Wellness of Clergy and Men and Women Religious RHODE ISLAND — A Day of Prayer for the Health and Wellness of Clergy and Men and Women Religious will take place … more
HARTFORD — On behalf of the clergy, women religious and lay faithful of Connecticut’s archdiocese, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford warmly welcomed Coadjutor Archbishop Christopher … more
WOONSOCKET — Mount Saint Charles Academy recently kicked off the first of a series of events taking place in celebration of the centenary of its founding. On Sunday, Oct. 8, former Auxiliary … more
Since Oct. 7, I have been trying to understand something incomprehensible. There is a lot that has happened since that bloody date that is incomprehensible, but I don’t mean the planned … more
After having our first child, my husband and I considered if we would allow our children to partake in Halloween festivities. At first thought, Halloween appears to be sinful, right? Goblins, … more
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