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Love is the most distinctive feature of Christianity. For Judaism, one might point to the beauty and wisdom of the Law. For Islam, one might speak of the towering authority of God’s will. For the Christian, love is the ultimate law (Rom 13:10) and the nature of God (1Jn 4:8). For the Christian, love is both who God is and what God wills. Consider that love is the only commandment Jesus gives. He doesn’t say it is the Father’s commandment, or something he’s received from the Law. He claims it as his own. He says, “this is my commandment: love one another as I love you.” This commandment is a revelation. It is new. Only Jesus could make it known, because only Jesus shows us the love he commands. If Jesus didn’t show us love, we wouldn’t know how to love (1Jn 3:16), and we certainly couldn’t fulfill the command to love. more
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PROVIDENCE — The diocesan Office of Vocations offered a Discerning Retreat on the Priesthood for College Age Men and High School Seniors this past weekend at Our Lady of Providence Seminary. The … more
SMITHFIELD — Students at a recent Sunday evening Mass celebrated in Bryant University’s Interfaith Center chapel were eager to share stories about spring break. However, unlike most of their … more
More than 6,500 people from around the region and world registered for the 2016 CVS Health Downtown 5k on September 18 ­— a charitable sporting event that brings a mix of Olympians, elite and … more
Nominations are open for this year’s Lumen Gentium Awards LINCOLN — The Diocese of Providence will host the annual Lumen Gentium Awards on May 17, 2017 at the Twin River Event Center in … more
Each time a new commander in chief takes the oath of office there follows much discussion over the insubstantial milestone of their first 100 days in office. How have they met expectations? Have they … more
Teachers at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Bristol, recently completed a STEAM certification program sponsored by Roger Williams University in conjunction with the Diocese of Providence. The process … more
Theology on Tap scheduled JOHNSTON — On Thursday, December 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., young adults, single or married, in their 20s and 30s are invited to Theology on Tap, at Uncle Tony’s Pizza … more
Feast Day: March 25 Orphaned as a child, Lucy found a spiritual father in the bishop of Montefiascone and Corneto, Italy, who wanted to educate young people, especially young women. Working with … more
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