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PROVIDENCE — Diocesan Chief Finance Officer Michael F. Sabatino and Controller J. Timothy Kocab agreed during an interview of the annual financial report of the Diocese of Providence that finances enjoyed moderate growth during the past fiscal year. They stated that while challenges still exist, diocesan finances remain healthy because of a good annual return rate on investments, the prudent use of resources, and the generosity of countless individuals who support diocesan charities and programs. more
“The Golden Compass” movie, which opened last weekend in theaters across the country, has created controversy among Catholic schools and organizations for what many deem an anti-Catholic message. Many dioceses, including the Diocese of Providence, have taken steps to educate parents and students at Catholic schools about the message behind the movie and books. Bill Donohue’s Catholic League has even called for a boycott of the movie. more
PROVIDENCE — To meet the demands of the growing Catholic Hispanic population in Rhode Island, for the second consecutive year, the Office of Vocations hosted a retreat day for Hispanic men who are interested in the priesthood. more
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's Supreme Court decided last week that the state Family Court did not have proper jurisdiction to grant a divorce to two women married in Massachusetts where same-sex unions were legalized in 2004. more
Andrew Messina Home Parish: St. Peter’s, Warwick Age: 52 Seminary: Blessed John XXIII, Weston, MA High School: Belleville HS, Belleville, NJ College: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, B.S. Electrical Engineering and Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, M.S. Computer Science Parents: Dominic (deceased) and Dorothy Messina Siblings: Charles Hobbies: Music more
NARRAGANSETT – At St. Thomas More Parish, where the congregation swells in the summer and recedes to just locals in the winter months, Advent is about preparation. more
The Rhode Island Catholic will not publish a paper the week of Thursday, December 27, in honor of the Christmas holiday. Also, to accommodate the New Year’s holiday, we will publish late … more
NORTH PROVIDENCE —?Why do people stop attending Mass? Is Mass attendance necessary to be a good Catholic? Canon law and Church leaders undoubtedly say it is, but many Catholics who have stopped attending Sunday services might disagree. more
PROVIDENCE —?The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has announced the sale of the Cluny Sisters Convent Provincial House Convent to Table Rock, LLC for $4,337,500. Table Rock, LLC has stated that the property will be used as a family residence. more
PROVIDENCE — For almost 20 years Dominican Father Matthew D. Powell has generously offered a beautiful Christmas gift to the community. more
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