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WASHINGTON (USCCB) — Since the release of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Congress has been taking up legislative proposals that are … more
NEWPORT — On a Monday afternoon in Newport, a warm sea breeze fluttered two large flags emblazoned with the word “Open” in large letters outside of St. Mary’s Church, formally … more
On Saturday, July 16, Ally Thomas and Colton King returned to Wakefield to take their wedding photos in the place they first met, the middle school at Monsignor Clarke School, South Kingstown. It was … more
RUMFORD — We could all learn something from sixth-grader Amani Migwi. At only 11 years old, this portfolio prodigy from Rumford has developed an investment strategy primed for long-term … more
MIDDLETOWN — As a child, Chuck Weeden loved school.To be fair, though, he would have loved just about anywhere that wasn’t home.“My mother struggled with alcoholism and drug … more
PROVIDENCE — Indicating that 70% of Rhode Islanders support abortion rights, Gov. Daniel McKee signed into effect an executive order on July 5 declaring Rhode Island to be a sanctuary state for … more
The Sisters of the Cross and Passion, who staffed several educational institutions in the diocese, including the former St. Bernard School, were the recipients of the first annual St. Bernard Award, … more
The first step of Pope Francis’ “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada involved him returning two pairs of children’s moccasins. The little shoes were not among the Indigenous … more
PAWTUCKET — Deacon Raymond Batalon, 95, passed on June 24, 2022 at the Veterans Hospital. He was the husband of the late Therese (Philibert) Batalon. He was born in North Providence, R.I., to … more
SEEKONK — Philip Brennan Toole, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by his grateful family on Sunday, July 3. Born in Pawtucket, in 1931, Phil was the son of Frank and Clare (Coughlin) Toole. … more
My cradle Catholic parents instilled in me the importance of going to Mass religiously (no pun intended) but were never able to articulate why we went, answering only “because we are Catholic … more
Jesus Saviour Church to hold summer bazaarNEWPORT — Jesus Saviour Church will hold its annual summer bazaar on the Vernon Avenue grounds Thursday, July 28; Friday, July 29; and Saturday, July … more
BRISTOL — “How can you mend a broken heart?”In 1971, this question provided the Bee Gees with their first #1 single in the United States. Now, the same query is at the heart (so to … more
In an act of self-defense, convenience store clerk Jose Alba fatally stabbed 35-year-old Austin Simon on July 1, after Simon violently attacked the 61-year-old Alba behind the counter of the Harlem … more
The lame attempts of certain pro-choice politicians to justify baby-killing in America often border on the delusional. Case in point: Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent statement that … more
Another servant of God canonized this past Spring was Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916). He was an heir, a soldier, a roué, a geographer, a monk and a hermit. St. Charles is an … more
Diocese of Providence Seminarian Nathan Ledoux receives a going-away gift from the Knights of Columbus council at St. Luke’s Church in Barrington. After serving the parish for the summer, … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island General Assembly wrapped up its 2022 Session on June 23, after debating or passing several bills of particular interest to Catholics, including three pertaining to … more
PORTLAND, Ore. — Rhode Island Catholic and its Spanish language publication, El Católico de Rhode Island, as well as the Diocesan Office of Communications and Public Relations were … more
WARWICK — On June 4, The Elmhurst Boys of St. Pius V Church, Providence, held their seventh annual charity golf tournament to benefit “A Wish Come True” in Rhode Island. A Wish Come … more
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