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As widely reported by the Catholic press, the bishops of the United States received the official confirmation from the Holy See for the new Program for Priestly Formation (PPF). Although the text … more
In 2016, Pope Francis inaugurated the first ever jubilee “Year of Mercy” for the universal Church. On various occasions, the Holy Father has commented on the merciful gaze of the Father, … more
The Divine Mercy devotion dates back to 1931, when a young Polish nun named Faustina Kowalska was granted a vision of Jesus with two rays of light coming out of his heart. Jesus told her to have a … more
The Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit-run institution, has been displaying a Black Lives Matter flag as well as a gay pride rainbow flag outside its building for more than a year. This situation … more
These past weeks we have seen the organization “United Nurses and Allied Professionals” (UNAP) speaking out about the St. Joseph’s Pension Fund by placing full page ad hominem … more
On March 28th Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Parental Rights in Education Bill. This bill prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in schools for … more
Recently Munich Archbishop Reinhard Cardinal Marx commented on the Church’s teaching on homosexuality as found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He stated that “the catechism is … more
Last April, the Supreme Court set new precedent in Niz-Chavez v. Garland. The case centered on the contested legal status of Agusto Niz-Chavez, who extended his stay in the United States after … more
On February 26, the Providence College Friars sealed their first victory as regular season champions in the Big East Conference. The excitement from the stands from faithful Friars’ fans … more
When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, it marked the beginning of the end of Soviet communism in Eastern Europe. And, to the amazement of many, the collapse occurred in a relatively peaceful manner, … more
Our gospel reading this coming Sunday is the familiar and deeply moving parable of the prodigal son. The turning point of that story, of course, was when the younger son finally took responsibility … more
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These words are some of the most profound and mysterious in all of Scripture. Don’t miss how important they are. Jesus is true God and … more
In 1929 the Italian government and the Holy See signed the Lateran Treaty. This treaty established Vatican City as an independent state under the sovereignty of the Holy See. Prior to this treaty and … more
In 2013 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother detonated two explosives at different points near the Boston Marathon’s finish line, killing three people and injuring hundreds. With his brother … more
In the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, the fathers of the Second Vatican Council unequivocally condemned the nuclear arms race. They warned political hegemons that an arms … more
NBC journalist Celia Viggo Wexler excoriated the Church’s perennial dogma on Baptism in her opinion piece last week, “Baptism scandal points to something very wrong in the Catholic … more
“Sex Week.” It started at Yale University in 2002, and has since become an annual observance at colleges and universities nationwide. During this year’s Sex Week (which began not … more
There are normally a number of spiritual lessons that can be taken from the experience of the athletes at the Winter Olympics every four years. Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, for example, gave the … more
Imagine a working class family with young children looking to move into Rhode Island for a job opportunity. What would be their first consideration? The public education system of course! How many … more
On February 16, 1872, Pope Pius IX issued the papal bull erecting the Diocese of Providence. Our diocese has several curious historical facts around its founding. For one, prior to the papal bull the … more
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