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  TO THE EDITOR:   God is the creator of all human life, especially the unborn in a mother’s womb. Abortion snuffs out such unborn life and God’s creative plan. Our … more
After Mass on May 21, St. Francis of Assisi Pastor Father Adam Young presented a special plaque to recognize the works of charity being done by the Peace Dale Dinner Table. The initiative … more
In March, Mercymount Country Day School hosted a playoff tournament for third and fourth grade girls instructional basketball teams that included Mercymount, St. Pius and Saint Augustine. Saint … more
WASHINGTON — San Francisco’s archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not “to be admitted” to Communion … more
Come, thou Holy Spirit, come; and from thy celestial home shed a ray of light divine. Heal our wounds, our strength renew; on our dryness, pour thy dew. Wash the stains of guilt away. Bend the … more
Deacon Mark Gadoury to be ordained to the priesthood on June 4PROVIDENCE — The Ordination of Deacon Mark Gadoury will take place on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m., at the Cathedral of Saints Peter … more
Portsmouth — Under bright blue skies Saturday about 225 students from 15 Catholic elementary and high schools across the diocese stretched out on the lawn at St. Philomena School of the Sacred … more
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence granted $411,637.10 in heating assistance this season, the most aid it has provided in the 17-year history of Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s Keep the Heat … more
PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, May 15, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York City, delivered a special presentation at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul as part of the Diocese of … more
Francis “Fran” P. Clossick, 86, of North Kingstown, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, on Friday, May 13, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen E. … more
WESTERLY — Michael J. Najim passed away on May 10, 2022, at the Westerly Health Center.Mike was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was the son of Jabran and Eva Najim. He grew up in New … more
WARWICK — Richard, Regina B. (Avery), a resident of Warwick since 1946, died on May 12, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Richard for 62 years and the mother of the late … more
NEWPORT — Gerald J. Taillon, age 90, passed away peacefully at St. Clare Home in Newport on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. He was the loving husband of the late Claire E. (Bernard) Taillon. Born in … more
If you follow Catholic news at all, you’re no doubt aware that Cardinal Joseph Zen, 90 years old and former bishop of Hong Kong, was recently arrested by the Chinese Communist government and … more
Support group for those who have lost a spouseWESTERLY — If you are searching for hope and peace after the death of your spouse, St. Pius X Church invites you to participate in the Season of … more
By Laura KilgusAssistant EditorPORTSMOUTH — Bring chairs, blankets, coolers and snacks and relax by the bay as students from Catholic schools across Rhode Island inspire through the gift of the … more
PROVIDENCE — Although the frontlines themselves have finally faded, the bravery displayed by frontline workers over the past two years continues to inspire gratitude in the Diocese of … more
Certainly, the longest running feud within the Judaeo-Christian tradition is the struggle between faith and works. The first generation of Christians inherited from their Jewish ancestors a tendency … more
In this undated photo, Franciscan Missionary of Mary Sister Virginia Daly handles the records as teenagers dance. Sister Daly died on August 22, 2010 at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield at … more
If your argument is not so great, just intimidate.That’s the contemporary philosophy of the “woke progressives” who currently control most of the secular media and academic … more
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