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It is certainly rare that a pagan king be praised at all in the Sacred Scriptures and definitely not in the Old Testament. So, the laudatory words written about the Persian King Cyrus in the Second … more
PAROCHIAL VICAR Reverend Yakoburaju Garikimukkula, HGN, to Parochial Vicar, St. Philip Parish, Greenville, effective March 1, 2024. more
In RIIL Boys Basketball Division 1 Championship on Sunday, March 3, the La Salle Academy Rams battled Portsmouth High School for a chance to compete in the finals against Classical High School at the … more
PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, March 3, seven aspirants to the permanent diaconate from the Diocese of Providence publicly expressed their intention of receiving Holy Orders before the Most Rev. … more
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence closed out FY 2023 on a strong positive note, with its investments producing a return of 11 percent for the year ending June 30, 2023. According to the … more
St. Mary Academy - Bay View’s Middle School Robotics Team earned the ‘Excellence in Core Values’ award at the Rhode Island State Championship of the First Lego League (FLL). … more
Two years ago, Russian forces attempted a Hitlerian blitzkrieg in Ukraine. According to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, its goal was to eradicate Ukraine: both the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian … more
Before the great wave of Hispanic immigration that swept the U.S. in the last several decades, historians spoke of four main periods of Catholic immigration linked to four ethnic groups: the Irish … more
CRANSTON — “Our main purpose and why we were even started was specifically for the members’ spiritual growth.” One hundred and seventy years after the founding of the St. … more
I have received much friendly and sometimes amusing advice from longtime residents of Rhode Island. I frequently hear advice about great restaurants and beautiful parks and beaches. Many have … more
Weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration vigils WARREN — February 20 - March 27, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. through Wednesdays at 9 a.m. A family adoration hour will take place 6-7 p.m. St. … more
PROVIDENCE — Though Lent is a penitential season, joyful anticipation filled the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Feb. 18, as candidates and catechumens attended the annual Rite of … more
The Rhode Island Catholic continues its series on the Eucharist for the second phase of the National Eucharistic Revival, speaking  with Father Dominic Verner, O.P., an assistant professor of … more
PROVIDENCE — Stations of the Cross for people with disabilities and their families will be offered at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., followed by Holy Mass. For more information contact Irma … more
The Book of Exodus reveals that at Mount Sinai, Moses was given instructions for a portable tent or tabernacle that was to be a sanctuary, a holy place, and the center of Israel’s worship. This … more
  A discussion among practicing Catholics occurred in a social media group, inevitably landing on current divisions between Catholics — those who would describe themselves as … more
“This season of Lent is about our own personal repentance for our sins and humility before God,” Bishop Richard G. Henning said at last week’s Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of … more
PROVIDENCE — Six weeks into its 2024 campaign, the 99th annual diocesan Catholic Charity Appeal has met 34 percent of its goal, with nearly $2.4 million in gifts pledged. A letter from Bishop … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has chosen a line from Psalm 71 — "Do not cast me off in my old age" — as the theme for the 2024 celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and … more
On Sunday, Feb. 18, Father John Marie Devaney, O.P., was installed as the pastor of St. Pius V parish in Providence by Bishop Richard G. Henning. The Mass was attended by the parishioners of Pius V, … more
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