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CRANSTON — “Our main purpose and why we were even started was specifically for the members’ spiritual growth.” One hundred and seventy years after the founding of the St. … more
I have received much friendly and sometimes amusing advice from longtime residents of Rhode Island. I frequently hear advice about great restaurants and beautiful parks and beaches. Many have … more
Weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration vigils WARREN — February 20 - March 27, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. through Wednesdays at 9 a.m. A family adoration hour will take place 6-7 p.m. St. … more
PROVIDENCE — Though Lent is a penitential season, joyful anticipation filled the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Feb. 18, as candidates and catechumens attended the annual Rite of … more
The Rhode Island Catholic continues its series on the Eucharist for the second phase of the National Eucharistic Revival, speaking  with Father Dominic Verner, O.P., an assistant professor of … more
PROVIDENCE — Stations of the Cross for people with disabilities and their families will be offered at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., followed by Holy Mass. For more information contact Irma … more
The Book of Exodus reveals that at Mount Sinai, Moses was given instructions for a portable tent or tabernacle that was to be a sanctuary, a holy place, and the center of Israel’s worship. This … more
  A discussion among practicing Catholics occurred in a social media group, inevitably landing on current divisions between Catholics — those who would describe themselves as … more
“This season of Lent is about our own personal repentance for our sins and humility before God,” Bishop Richard G. Henning said at last week’s Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of … more
PROVIDENCE — Six weeks into its 2024 campaign, the 99th annual diocesan Catholic Charity Appeal has met 34 percent of its goal, with nearly $2.4 million in gifts pledged. A letter from Bishop … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has chosen a line from Psalm 71 — "Do not cast me off in my old age" — as the theme for the 2024 celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and … more
On Sunday, Feb. 18, Father John Marie Devaney, O.P., was installed as the pastor of St. Pius V parish in Providence by Bishop Richard G. Henning. The Mass was attended by the parishioners of Pius V, … more
At the meetings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops last fall, Angel Studios offered a screening of their upcoming film, “Cabrini.” The film relates the remarkable legacy … more
Weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration vigils WARREN — February 20 - March 27, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. through Wednesdays at 9 a.m. A family adoration hour will take place 6-7 p.m. St. … more
PROVIDENCE — Catholic theologian, professor and Dominican friar Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P., rector of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, also known as the Angelicum, in … more
PROVIDENCE — On Thursday, February 15, the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss HB 7100, also known as the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act. Introduced by Rep. Edith Ajello (D … more
Bishop Richard G. Henning joins local religious brothers and sisters in celebrating World Day of Consecrated Life at Providence College. In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer … more
While reading the title of this editorial you might be thinking to yourself: “of course we kneel after the ‘Lamb of God.’” Curiously this is not a universal practice here in … more
Canterbury Cathedral in the United Kingdom has a long history. In 597 A.D, Pope St. Gregory the Great sent St. Augustine of Canterbury to evangelize the people. For centuries the cathedral has served … more
Lent is a time of reparation — a season of sorrow for sins committed and expressions of a sincere desire to reform our lives. But what does it mean to be sorry? What are the components of real … more
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