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Most people don’t think in terms of Easter spirit. Yet the Easter season is a time that is filled with a spirit of joy and hope. During the 50 days between Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday, … more
PROVIDENCE — The annual Chrism Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, March 26, in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, with Bishop Richard G. Henning celebrating and with Portland Bishop-elect … more
  Local Catholics gathered for Palm Sunday Masses at parishes throughout the Diocese of Providence. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates the triumphant arrival of … more
Good Friday Walk planned through streets of Narragansett NARRAGANSETT — St. Thomas More Parish invites all parishioners and friends as the Cross is carried though the streets of Narragansett as … more
O God You “have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity.” Thus we praise God in the opening prayer of the Mass for the solemnity of Easter. After our 40 days of Lent and … more
VATICAN CITY — Faced with decades of rising secularism, the Catholic Church must invest in families and in strengthening other forms of community to transmit the faith, Pope Francis said. … more
In the New Testament, the title used by the text for the Christian community was “the way,” or “the road.” The term Christian would come later and was first applied to the … more
Family-friendly Eucharistic Adoration WARREN — Saint Alexander Church, 221 Main St., will host a family-friendly period of Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays in Lent from 6-7 p.m., helping … more
PROVIDENCE — Welcoming even one soul into the Catholic Church is a cause for celebration, but this year, St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Providence will have abundant reasons to celebrate the … more
  The Catholic Athletic league hosted the championship games for the young athletes taking part in the diocesan event, held at courts throughout the state. The following teams won the … more
In the course of an insightful essay on Vladimir Putin’s challenge to civilization, Italian historian Roberto de Mattei, observed that, amidst the general decline of the West, “the … more
Five weeks ago, we stood in the church and received ashes. We were reminded of our mortality, our sinfulness and our need for penance and prayer. Those ashes were the remnant of Palm Sunday branches … more
It wouldn’t be St. Joseph’s Day without Zeppole. Many Rhode islanders partake of this tasty treat once a year (even those who gave up sweets for Lent, since fasting is not obligatory on a … more
In St. Mark’s Gospel account, the measures for the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on what later generations have understandably described as Palm Sunday are quite similar to the arrangements … more
By Elizabeth Scalia OSV News St. Philip Neri once had a penitent confess to indulging in gossip. He advised the contrite soul to bring him a chicken, and to pluck its feathers as he walked the … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 600 faithful filled the hall at Bryant University, Saturday morning where Mass was held to open the Diocese of Providence’s 57th annual Faith Formation Convocation. … more
Each year in Lent we read an account of the Transfiguration of the Lord, a story found in all three of the synoptic Gospels. Each Gospel telling shares the common experience of the three disciples, … more
WARWICK — How does one teach the truths of the Faith to a child who may not be able to speak, much less comprehend the inscrutable mysteries of the Supreme Being – as if any one person … more
    (OSV News) — A profound experience with the Eucharist during Mass in his freshman year at Texas A&M University compelled Charlie McCullough to make Jesus the center … more
PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee has heard testimony relating to the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the … more
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