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PROVIDENCE — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will make a special visit to the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul where he will speak on Sunday, May 15 at 5 p.m. The special event, which is … more
PROVIDENCE —The state’s House of Representatives has adopted a resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Providence providing a home to worship and celebrate among … more
WASHINGTON — The 59th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated by the Catholic Church on May 8. The Fourth Sunday of Easter is commonly referred to as “Good Shepherd … more
I live in a cemetery. Oh, it’s not like I’m immediately surrounded by graves and tombstones, but I live in a little house on the corner of the cemetery property. Sometimes if I’m … more
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis encouraged young men and women to look to Mary as a model of courage in listening and fulfilling God’s will. “She was courageous and determined to say … more
St. Augustine Knights, Men of St. Joseph to host First Devotion SaturdayPROVIDENCE — The St. Augustine Council Knights of Columbus, Men of St. Joseph and Relevant Radio will host The First … more
Young boys and girls throughout Catholic parishes in Rhode Island receive their First Holy Communion in the month of May. Dressed in suits and dresses they approach the altar of the Lord for the … more
While supply line shortages continue to disrupt daily life, one product remains abundant: “cheap grace.” In 1937, Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer published “The Cost of … more
Many years ago I watched an older woman making Ukrainian Easter eggs at an international crafts fair. The complex process, intricate patterns and bright colors fascinated me, so I purchased a kit and … more
From the days of Pope Pius IX, in the mid-nineteenth century, through the brief papacy of Pope St. John XXIII, mid-twentieth century, Roman Catholicism was, indeed, a centralized establishment. Pius … more
Blauvelt Dominicans can be seen in this photo from 1968 at St. Pius V School in Providence. From left, Sister Agnes Michel; Sister Joanne; Sister Lucina; Sister Laurentia, principal; Sister Stephen … more
TO THE EDITOR: I know Bishop Robert McManus to be a good, honest and righteous man and bishop, but I disagree with his decision to require The Nativity School to drop its ‘Black Lives … more
TO THE EDITOR: With his April 3 statement on the Nativity School Bishop McManus of Worcester has done his flock courageous service. The “Pride” and “BLM” flags are readily … more
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court appears set to overturn its Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion for nearly 50 years, according to a leaked initial draft of a court opinion … more
As the Diocese of Providence celebrates its 150th anniversary through June 26, 2022, Rhode Island Catholic is featuring profiles of the men who have served as diocesan shepherds through its … more
PROVIDENCE — On Saturday, April 23, the Diocese of Providence hosted a celebration for religious living and working in the diocese who are commemorating jubilee anniversaries of their religious … more
During the annual Priests Study Day at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, held on April 25, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin honored the 2022 Reverend Jubiliarians. Bishop Tobin expressed his sincere gratitude to all … more
PROVIDENCE — Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, has appointed Lara Wibeto as Principal of All Saints STEAM Academy. “As an experienced educator and a true person of faith, … more
  Providence College broke ground on Shanley Hall, a new six-story, suite style residence hall on Wednesday, April 13, in the student parking lot located on Eaton Street. Shanley Hall, named … more
Seventh graders from Saint Margaret School in Rumford recently dressed as various historical figures from the Revolutionary War period for their Wax Museum project, on March 11. Nancy Morgan Hart, … more
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