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Most American Catholics learn to receive Holy Communion in an orderly fashion, lining up pew by pew. This widespread custom differs markedly from the practices of many other Catholic countries. In … more
Santa Claus is real. More precisely commemorated as St. Nicholas (in Dutch, “Sinterklass,” later anglicized to “Santa”), the Church celebrates this 4th century bishop every … more
Two years ago, speaking before a Vatican-sponsored international symposium titled “Prospects for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament,” Pope Francis said we cannot … more
The St. Augustine Council (#10557) of the Knights of Columbus was outraged, disgusted and appalled to see the national Columbus Day celebrations marred again this year by the desecration of statues … more
TO THE EDITOR:I take up my pen and ink in response to the remarks of Father Ronald Brassard, formerly our director of Liturgy.I am concerned with his condescension toward young people devoted to the … more
TO THE EDITOR:Is anyone concerned about the replacement of “Yahweh” by “Lord” in the current Lectionary? That same change has been made in hymns sung at liturgical ceremonies. … more
TO THE EDITOR:In responding to Father Brassard’s letter to the editor, “a Disappointing Pair of Editorials,” it seems Father Brassard is putting climate change, statements made by … more
BRISTOL — For 150 years, St. Mary’s Parish has been welcoming the faithful in Bristol. Deacon Paul Bisbano, who has been assigned at St. Mary’s for a little more than 15 years, credited … more
On Thanksgiving, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin visited the diocesan Emmanuel House shelter to say a blessing over the meal and to spend time with the guests and volunteers. During his visit, the bishop … more
PROVIDENCE — Deacon Paul Joseph Sullivan, 72, former diocesan director of the Diaconate Program for the Diocese of Providence, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 24, 2019, at home. Born in … more
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