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In the 1820s a series of canals was built along the Blackstone River joining the cities of Worcester and Providence. A number of locks are still visible along the shore line. The canal system was … more
Probably the biggest bioethics story of 2019 involved Dr. Jankui He (known to his associates as “JK”), a Chinese scientist who employed a new technology called CRISPR/Cas9 to produce the … more
This weekend, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It’s an appropriate time for us to reflect not only on the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist … more
At the beginning of a new year, it’s common for people to make resolutions. Unfortunately, many of these resolutions get broken within the first two weeks! But in those rare cases when … more
TO THE EDITOR: Recent events in the Middle East involving Iran have once again impelled me to ask that everyone be very wary and vigilant regarding the danger of conflict across the region and … more
TO THE EDITOR: Recently, I read about the owner of a small factory who was greatly respected by his employees — not only for his business skills, but for his integrity and his concern for … more
TO THE EDITOR: Recently, your paper published an editorial commenting on increased attendance at the Traditional Latin Mass. The response was swift and predictable. Two letters from two priests of … more
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin visited the diocesan Emmanuel House homeless shelter in South Providence on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to offer the 65 nightly guests and the staff who serve them … more
WOONSOCKET — In light of multiple considerations involving St. Charles Borromeo church building in Woonsocket, the Diocese of Providence has announced that Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has revoked … more
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Diocese of Providence Bishop Emeritus Robert E. Mulvee, who died on Dec. 28, 2018, by celebrating a … more
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