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We have experienced such bitter cold this winter so far, as well as a great fluctuation in temperatures. Since the weather is on people’s minds, what more appropriate time is there than now to look at saints associated with weather? This week, we begin with St. Medard, patron saint of good weather. more
The tragic reality of human trafficking has come to light once again in the aftermath of the horrific kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Boko Haram, the terrorist organization responsible for the kidnappings, has threatened to sell the girls. The leader of that terrorist organization said, “I will sell them in the market…There is a market for selling humans.” more
WARWICK — “Why should a faithful Catholic be concerned about the environment?” It was a question Father Henry Bodah not only posed, but also answered during his keynote speech at the Diocese of Providence’s Office of Life and Family environmental forum. more
Mindstorms Mayhem from All Saints STEAM Academy FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics in Middletown recently met with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin in Providence, to present their FIRST Lego League World Class project about cursive writing, sharing with the bishop how it can be taught more effectively. more
The four Gospel accounts from Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written perhaps thirty, forty, even fifty years after the events which they relate actually occurred. These four accounts were written possibly in Jerusalem, maybe in Syria, perhaps in Rome or elsewhere. One or two of these narratives were destined for Jewish readership; the other two were destined for Greek, Roman and Gentile circulation. more
PHILADELPHIA — Throughout his visit to the United States, Pope Francis opened his arms to all people, expressing compassion and pastoral care for children, the elderly, the disabled, prisoners, immigrants, refugees and the poor. His speeches and public events expressed concern for the universal Church in its many forms throughout the world and were attended by individuals speaking dozens of languages. However, one group with whom the Holy Father expressed a particular solidarity and who represented themselves in overwhelming numbers at the events in Philadelphia was the Hispanic and Latino population of the United States and its neighboring countries. more
“If we knew how to listen to God, we would hear him speaking to us. For God does speak. He speaks in his Gospels. He also speaks through life – that new gospel to which we ourselves add a page … more
MIDDLETOWN — For the families of All Saints Academy, Middletown, technology is a way of life. The diocesan STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Design, Math) school combines an emphasis … more
PASTORATE RESIGNATION Reverend Normand J. Godin’s request to resign as Pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish, Pawtucket, while continuing as Pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Providence, has been … more
WARWICK — St. Rose of Lima School celebrated an important milestone this year, marking its 50th anniversary offering Catholic education to the students of Warwick and beyond. The school was … more
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