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The present Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul was designed by noted Irish-American architect Patrick Charles Keely and constructed with unusual exterior walls of Connecticut brownstone. Rather than … more
These past weeks we have seen the organization “United Nurses and Allied Professionals” (UNAP) speaking out about the St. Joseph’s Pension Fund by placing full page ad hominem … more
Cole Porter’s 1935 Broadway musical “Anything Goes” featured a snappy number entitled, “You’re the Top!” A suitor compares his beloved to all the celebrated … more
"It is always possible to begin anew.""He is alive here and now.""Jesus, the risen Lord, loves us without limits."If you caught Pope Francis' Easter Vigil homily a year ago, you will recognize these … more
It is likely that, for many, a significant number of favorite family photos are snapped around a dinner table.Among the most joyful of those photos are the ones in which there are new faces around … more
PROVIDENCE — During the 150th Anniversary celebration of the Diocese of Providence, with joy and in thanksgiving for the gift of Religious vocation, the diocese will congratulate the Religious … more
PROVIDENCE — The House Judiciary Committee heard nearly four hours of testimony last Thursday on four pro-life bills, along with a bill aiming to legalize assisted suicide in Rhode Island.The … more
Local Catholics gathered for Palm Sunday Masses at parishes throughout the Diocese of Providence. Pictured, Father Fernando Cabral, pastor, blesses the palms as parishioners from Our Lady of Fatima … more
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin was the principal celebrant at the annual Chrism Mass on Monday night at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, and Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans was the … more
Good Friday ObservanceWOONSOCKET — Rhode Island radio station WNRI 1380AM will dedicate the hours from noon- 3 p.m., on Good Friday, April 15, to prayer, song and reflection on the Passion and … more
“Why do you seek the living one among the dead?” (Lk 24:5) These iconic words of the angels to the pious women who went to the tomb on Easter morn summarize the core of our Easter … more
PROVIDENCE — All are invited to an Evening with the Hillbilly Thomists in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Providence. This special event will take place on Thursday, April 21, … more
PROVIDENCE — When La Salle Academy began planning in 2018 for the celebration of its sesquicentennial during the 2020-2021 school year no one could have predicted that the grand plans would … more
VATICAN CITY — Holding together the obligation to protect and promote the Catholic identity of Catholic schools while reaching out to a broader community of students and teachers requires a … more
Inclusion puts normally marginalized people front and centerMeeting members of a foundation supporting individuals with autism and their families, Pope Francis happily put on a gift of a red … more
“The Lenten Cookbook” is a beautifully written and illustrated guide features 75 delectable international recipes. Ranging from breakfast dishes, soups and salads, to main dishes, breads … more
Very rarely do all four Gospel accounts relate an incident in the life of Christ. For example, the multiplication of the loaves is the only miracle reported by all four evangelists. So it becomes … more
Forty women participated in the women’s retreat, “Cámbiame a Mi Señor,” that took place during the last weekend in March at the Immaculate Conception Renewal Center in … more
On March 28th Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Parental Rights in Education Bill. This bill prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in schools for … more
Recently Munich Archbishop Reinhard Cardinal Marx commented on the Church’s teaching on homosexuality as found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He stated that “the catechism is … more
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