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WASHINGTON — In a 6-3 decision June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its nearly 50-year-old decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in this country. Click here to … more
I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live. (Dt 30:19)   The Catholic Church has been clear and consistent in … more
The observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese is nearing an end. For several months now we’ve had a number of devotional, educational and cultural events. This diocesan paper has … more
PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m., join Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, D. D., Bishop of Providence, celebrant and homilist, for a special Solemn Holy Mass marking the closing of the Diocese … more
A Night to Honor MaryThe Diocese of Providence inaugurated the sesquicentennial of its founding with a solemn, but grand celebration at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Sept. 8, 2021 with A … more
PROVIDENCE — If history had taken a different turn in 1844, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence would have recently celebrated its 175th anniversary instead of the 150 years of existence … more
PROVIDENCE — Just in time to mark the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Providence, the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul has emerged from recent major renovations strengthened, reinvigorated … more
In the mid-90’s, my classmates and I explored the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul for the first time. St. Catherine Parish’s Director of Religious Education, Martha Capaldi, arranged a … more
Worshipers who joyously and gratefully gather at the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul this coming weekend to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Providence will notice … more
Shortly after 10:30 in the morning on the seventh day of July 1872, the 45-year-old Thomas Francis Hendricken entered the sanctuary of the old Cathedral church in Providence. The Providence Visitor, … more
By DANIEL J. HOLMESRhode Island Catholic CorrespondentPROVIDENCE — Until comparatively recently, public school history curricula tended to narrativize the story of American civilization as … more
PROVIDENCE — That the Providence Visitor — now Rhode Island Catholic — has survived and flourished all these years can be attributed to the fact that it was founded to serve a … more
Throughout this anniversary year, Rhode Island Catholic has featured profiles of the seven former bishops who have led the Diocese of Providence over the last 150 years. Here, we feature a … more
PROVIDENCE — For 150 years, the priests in the Diocese of Providence have brought Christ to the lay faithful through their preaching and the celebration of the sacraments. They have served the … more
PROVIDENCE — Throughout its existence, Catholic Charities and Social Ministry in the Diocese of Providence has consistently risen to meet the needs of those who are in the most dire of … more
PROVIDENCE — Since 1972, the same wooden cathedra has served as the seat of each bishop’s teaching authority in the Diocese of Providence. But this Sunday, June 19, the Solemnity of … more
PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, May 15, some fifty thousand people crowded into St. Peter’s Square to celebrate as Pope Francis canonized St. Charles de Foucauld, together with nine other holy … 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
NEWPORT — Salve Regina University held commencement exercises for graduate students on Thursday, May 5, and for undergraduate students on Sunday, May 8. Salve Regina President Dr. Kelli … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College’s commencement exercises returned to the Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown Providence for the first time in three years on Sunday, May 22.Val Ackerman, … more
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