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PROVIDENCE — For Anthony Ciampanelli, a graduate of La Salle Academy’s Class of ’71, being asked to serve as one of the marshals leading alumni and other guests into the Mass … more
JAMESTOWN — After the beatification of Carlo Acutis in October of 2020, Pope Francis praised the Italian teenager as providing “a witness to today’s young people that true happiness … more
After enlisting the FBI to curb national violence against educators, Attorney General Merrick Garland received the ire of congressional republicans on Capitol Hill. Members of the House Judiciary … more
When Gloria Purvis addressed Human Life Guild participants at McVinney Auditorium as a special 150th anniversary speaker, she left many in tears. Forthright and delightfully compelling, … more
I do a lot of outreach to the young on behalf of my religious congregation, so I try to be aware of trends in vocations work and the common traits of emerging generations. Recently I took some time … more
Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston is a contemporary brick and mortar building with very minimal adornment. A couple of reverent banners and framed artwork flank the sanctuary proper. The … more
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Community in Exeter has honored St. Joseph in a very special way during this year dedicated to him, building a beautiful retaining wall around the St. Joseph garden … more
RUMFORD — Deacon John F. Needham, retired deacon at St. Margaret Church, Rumford, died on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at his home in Rumford. The son of the late Joseph and Laura (Martin) Needham, … more
One of my favorite verses about the Word of God comes from Psalm 119: “Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my steps and a light for my path.” The Word of God as a lamp to light our path … more
Haunted Labyrinth to benefit Rejoice in Hope Youth CenterCRANSTON — The Haunted Labyrinth, located at the Rejoice in Hope Youth Center, 804 Dyer Ave., will take place from 7 - 10 p.m. on the … more
PROVIDENCE — This summer, the Diocese of Providence not only welcomed Rich Popovic to the new position of executive director for the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island, but with the approval … more
NEWPORT — Museum of Newport Irish History members and friends gathered on Saturday, Sept. 18, to celebrate the unveiling of a new historical informational sign at the Barney Street Cemetery, … more
Carlo Acutis was only 15-years-old when he died of leukemia in 1996. His mother has described him as “a normal boy in many ways” but “very obedient” and “very … more
In dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, many of our civil leaders have urged us to “follow the science.” So have many doctors and health care workers. This past July, for example, the … more
As I speak to fellow Catholics in my new role as chair of the Advisory Board of the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island, many have expressed confusion about the distinctions between the yearly … more
Of the many titles accorded Jesus Christ during his public life, the designation “Son of David” is linked by Saints Matthew, Mark and Luke with the healing ministry of the Messiah. In … more
For some time upon receiving Holy Communion, I have tried to focus on three things for which I am deeply grateful: the divine plan, the Blood of Christ and Our Lady’s fiat. Each requires a … more
TO THE EDITOR: We offer our thanks to Bishop Tobin for always courageously and faithfully defending the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. His unwavering leadership inspires so … more
TO THE EDITOR: What a wonderful thing to read the Immigration Bureaucracy editorial, the three pieces on abortion [Rep. Langevin Defies Logic…; Catholic “belief” and the … more
PROVIDENCE — A lifelong fan, Father Ray Suriani, pastor emeritus of St. Pius X in Westerly, was recently gifted with tickets to a Green Bay Packers game to mark end of his treatment for cancer. … more
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