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PROVIDENCE — The federal government shutdown has had minimal impact on the efforts of the Diocese of Providence to provide assistance and aid to the needy, but a tidal wave of misery threatens should the standoff between Republicans and Democrats continue, according to officials at several diocesan and parish agencies that are dependent on federal funding. more
Twenty-five years ago, on Jan. 27, 1989, a joint statement from the communist government of Poland, the Solidarity trade union, and the Catholic Church announced a national “Roundtable” to discuss the country’s future, including major structural issues of political and economic reform. The Roundtable began the following month; basic agreements were reached in April; partially-free elections, swept by Solidarity candidates, were held in June; and in September, a Solidarity leader, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, became Poland’s first non-communist prime minister since World War II. more
El sábado pasado estuve en un retiro juvenil, donde mi hija mayor fue una de las facilitadoras de las charlas y en su presentación, ella hablaba sobre las relaciones de noviazgo, el discernimiento y sobre todo de la importancia de tener a Dios en el centro de una relación. Ella describía la relación de una pareja o porque nó, de un matrimonio, como un triángulo donde el hombre y la mujer están en dos de las puntas opuestas y Dios en la tercera y que al acercarse a Dios al mismo tiempo la pareja se va acercando así mismo. more
PROVIDENCE - Ángela sonríe mientras le hacemos cosquillas en los pies. Ella sonríe, hace muecas y mueve la cabeza de un lado para otro. “Ella está bien”, dice la madre, Sonia Morales, quien le informó al periódico El Católico de Rhode Island la semana pasada. Ella dice que la niña pesa casi 14 libras y está creciendo muy fuerte”. En mayo, a Ángela la operaron en la parte de arriba de la cabeza, una operación que duró alrededor de tres horas. Ángela sufre de Anencefalia, una malformación cerebral congénita caracterizada por la ausencia parcial o total del cerebro, cráneo y cuero cabelludo el cual no se forma mientras es un embrión. Durante la operación, los doctores removieron el encéfalo y cerraron la parte que estaba abierta. La familia Morales va a la iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Monte Carmelo en la ciudad de Providence. more
Seven St. Mary Academy - Bay View athletes have recently earned accolades for outstanding performances in their sport. Fall athletes received official word of their All-State team appointments, including Mikaela Lee, a junior from North Scituate, who was named First Team All-State for soccer. more
On April 25, a devastating earthquake hit the country of Nepal. Because of deliberate pre-positioning of aid in nearby India, once again Catholic Relief Services and their partner organization Caritas International, were among the first on the scene to offer aid and support. Even as the ground still trembled with aftershocks, CRS began distributing supplies and relief efforts to thousands. As the estimated victim count may rise to near 10,000, CRS has plans to reach 15,000 survivors in need of shelter, food, and basic necessities in the name of the Catholic Church. more
As the first pope in history to address a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis, defending the human right of masses of oppressed and poor people to immigrate, said, “We must not be taken aback by their number, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. more
PROVIDENCE — Efforts established in 2013 by the Diocese of Providence to strengthen financial accountability for its parishes and agencies will continue, according to diocesan officials. In … more
In the last seven years, including this year, the Diocese of Providence has lost 54 priests from the active ministry. 45 of these are the result of retirement; 9 for other reasons. In the same … more
WARWICK —When you compare the mission and values of a Catholic boys high school and a breast cancer resource foundation it is easy to understand what bonds these two organizations. The mission … more
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