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EAST GREENWICH — The Most Reverend Robert C. Evans, former Auxiliary Bishop of Providence, will observe the Golden Jubilee of his priestly ordination by celebrating Holy Mass at Our Lady of … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church's current Synod of Bishops should not be a "parliament for demanding rights," but a "journey in accordance with the Spirit," Pope Francis said. The … more
PROVIDENCE — It’s a sunny, warm afternoon on Pentecost Sunday. During the entrance procession, praise and worship music is played, and once the celebrant enters the sanctuary, he, the … more
By Cole DeSantis Rhode Island Catholic Correspondent PROVIDENCE — The St. Martin de Porres Multi-Service Center recently organized an informational event for the local elderly as a part of … more
A few days after Cardinal Matteo Zuppi’s appointment as head of a Vatican “peace mission” to “help ease tensions in the conflict in Ukraine” (as Vatican News put it), a … more
Present day Roman Catholics are well aware of the heretical notions concerning the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist that Luther, Zwingli, Cranmer and Calvin propagated in the 16th and … more
TO THE EDITOR: Recently, the Rhode Island Legislature, with a final vote in the Senate, voted for elective abortions to be covered by state Medicaid. Previously, the procedure had been covered … more
TO THE EDITOR: My Dad, Francis Burns, was one of those brave soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy. He was very young and yet he had expertise in communication codes. He never spoke much … more
Toward the end of his Gospel, St. John recalls an encounter between the Risen Christ and Saint Peter by the Sea of Tiberias. Jesus asks Peter three times if he loves him. Biblical commentators signal … more
Recently, reports surfaced from the Archdiocese of Hartford that a Connecticut pastor uncovered a “Eucharistic miracle” during his parish Mass. Fearing that there weren’t enough … more
By Joe Bukuras Catholic News Agency BOSTON — A new movie about St. Padre Pio, starring Catholic convert Shia LaBeouf is available for public viewing in theaters and streaming, as of June 2. The … more
You may have noticed that most parish churches use beautiful and sometimes ornate gold or silver chalices for the celebration of Holy Mass. How would you feel if you happened to see your parish … more
PROVIDENCE — Over the course of 30 years, until she retired at the end of 2022, Louise “Duce” Dussault, former director of the diocesan Office of Youth Ministry, developed very … more
CHEPACHET — A child’s job is to learn – learn about the world around them, their purpose within it and most importantly about God. Just because the school year ends doesn’t … more
PAWTUCKET — The St. Raphael Academy community is rallying around one of their own after a freshman was wounded in a tragic shooting last week that also killed her father, a well-known and … more
PROVIDENCE — Since 2005, the Keep the Heat On program has been an important aspect of Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s ministry to the state of Rhode Island. Secretary James Jahnz of the Office … more
This weekend the Church celebrates Trinity Sunday. The dogma of the Trinity—which teaches us that there is one God in three Divine Persons—may sound theoretical and abstract, but in … more
Our Lady has appeared in many places throughout the world in the last two centuries, some of which (such as Fatima and Lourdes) are familiar to most of us. But many Catholics are not aware of the one … more
In a recent article on the social doctrine of John Paul II in the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica, Father Fernando de la Iglesia Viguiristi, SJ, had this to say about one facet of John … more
“O God, our refuge and our strength…,” begins a traditional prayer for the needs of the Church. “Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus..,” introduces the prayer … more
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