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Deeply concerned about a “globalization of indifference,” Pope Francis in his 2016 World Day of Peace message titled “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace,” warns that “the first kind of … more
WOONSOCKET — It took a tremendous leap of faith on his part to put Tom Ward where he is today. At a time when the publishing world was beginning to enter the digital revolution, and many … more
PROVIDENCE — The Most Rev. Kenneth A. Angell, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Burlington, Vt., who previously had served for 18 years as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Providence, is being … more
Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of our faith. (Heb 12:2) This verse from the Letter to the Hebrews has become one of my favorites, for it summarizes so concisely … more
Saturday, May 13, marks the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparition to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis will visit Fatima May 12-13, a visit which will … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin installs Father Stephan A. Silipigni as pastor of St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Little Compton and St. Madeleine Sophie Parish in Tiverton during the 10 a.m. Mass on … more
A recently issued report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that abortion rates have reached a historic low since the legalization of abortion in 1973. From 2005 to … more
The splendor of Easter is rightly reflected in the decorative elegance of even the humblest parish church. Budding tulips, blossoming azaleas, blooming hydrangeas and emblematic lilies accompany the … more
In 1985, Father Mary Jenco, a Servite priest was taken hostage in Beirut and held for 19 months, suffering gravely at the hands of a Shiite group. After his return, he traveled around the country … more
A few weeks ago I was driving to work when I got caught in a horrendous traffic jam, a back-up caused by a two-car accident further down the highway. While sitting there stewing, growing … more
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