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Father Robert F. Hawkins, 74, Pastor Emeritus of St. Luke Parish, Barrington, died Thursday, December 15, 2022.Born in Providence, Rhode Island, a son of the late Francis R. and Marion (McConnell) … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The best way to usher in a truly “new” year is to stop waiting for things to get better on their own, and instead recognize what is essential and reach out now … more
WASHINGTON — How many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch or remove the tree? Read on for some of the arguments for and against commonly agreed-upon end … more
Five First DevotionsPROVIDENCE — The St. Augustine Council of the Knights of Columbus, Men of St. Joseph, and Relevant Radio will host the Five First Devotions on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at … more
PROVIDENCE — On Monday, December 19, Bishop Tobin visited Emmanuel House for its yearly Christmas party.Established in December of 2010, Emmanuel House is a homeless shelter in South Providence … more
PROVIDENCE — “Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!” “Long live the Virgin of Guadalupe!” It was with these words that Father Jaime García began his homily during Mass on … more
December 15 was a joyous occasion over at the St. Martin de Porres Senior Center for the Diocese of Providence as they celebrated their annual Christmas party. The afternoon was full of carols, … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, on Dec. 20, presented store gift cards to Audra Mena and Madeline Gomez, two of the 1,600 families with new or expectant mothers each year who receive formula, infant … more
 Members of the RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit deliver gifts they purchased after they and their colleagues raised funds to help a family in need that sought assistance from the diocese. … more
It was a coldish day in April 2008, and an 81-year-old man, wearing a long but lightweight white coat against the chill, exited a limousine and began to walk down a long ramp, toward a place of … more
The recent liturgical seasons of Advent, Christmas and now Epiphany all announce, celebrate and even extend the presence of Jesus Christ at this time and in this world. “Behold, the virgin … more
VATICAN CITY/PROVIDENCE – Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has joined Catholic leaders from around the world in mourning the passing on Dec. 31 of retired Pope Benedict XVI. more
“And she gave birth to her firstborn son, wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger.” (Lk 2:7) Those few words describe the most common of human events – the birth … more
RETIRING FROM ACTIVE MINISTRYReverend David E. Green, Pastor of St. Martha Parish, East Providence, has retired from the active ministry, for reasons of health, and has been named Pastor Emeritus, … more
Executive Editor Rick Snizek visited Bethlehem, West Bank, on December 10, while attending a Media Summit of invited Christian journalists and professionals from around the world. [cqmedia … more
  The diocesan celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe took place on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence, beginning with confessions, prayer of the … more
Bishop Tobin is pleased to share once again this year his favorite column about Christmas.My mom loved Christmas. Each year it quickened her step and lifted her spirits, creating a lot of activity in … more
On December 8, 2022 Congress passed the Respect for Marriage Act. It redefines marriage to include unions between homosexual couples and mandates that all states recognize such unions. This bill … more
We very much appreciate receiving letters to the editor and hope that readers will continue to write. In our last edition George Weigel’s article on President Biden garnered significant … more
The Gospel passage for Christmas Mass during the day is the sublime introduction to St. John’s Gospel account. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was … more
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