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If folklore did not inform believers that St. Luke was a physician, the faithful might well conclude that the author of the Third Gospel was a social studies teacher. History and especially … more
The Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent always recounts the devil's temptation of Jesus in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry. This year's readings contrast Jesus' trusting … more
Whenever I visit our Catholic schools, occasionally one of the students will ask me what my favorite Bible verse is. The answer varies, depending on which verse comes to mind first, for in fact I have more than one favorite. Some of them are as follows. (Part I – Old Testament) more
CRANSTON - Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving which are to serve as preparation for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday. According to the … more
What is Lent? Lent is 40 days of prayer; fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. It has a two-fold purpose: 1. For those who are preparing for baptism and reception into the … more
WARWICK - Father Peter M. Cavanaugh, 66, pastor emeritus of St. Clare Church, Misquamicut, died Feb. 9. Born in Providence, the son of Louise (Billington) Cavanaugh and the late Peter Cavanaugh, … more
PROVIDENCE - As temperatures and wind chills continue to stay below zero, winter tightens its grasp on Rhode Island's residents. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin's "Keep the Heat On" Challenge helps … more
On the weekend of Feb. 24-25, Rhode Island Catholics will be asked to support the Priests' Retirement Fund. This fund provides for the basic needs for our senior priests, including for Father … more
PROVIDENCE - A special program about two diocesan priests who retired from active ministry will air on Cox Cable, Channel 14, on Feb. 19 and 21 at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. The … more
PROVIDENCE - Four La Salle Academy students have won key awards in the Rhode Island Scholastic art competition. Each received the award at a ceremony held recently at Rhode Island College, … more
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