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From camp counselor to Catholic: Mother of Hope inspires young man on his journey in the faith

CHEPACHET — Summer is in full swing at Mother of Hope Camp, which began its seven-week season in June. The excitement for the 2021 season is unmistakable as the camp sees the highest number of …

Principal of St. Augustine School awarded Diocese of Providence Distinguished Principal of the Year

PROVIDENCE — After being delayed for more than a year by the pandemic, St. Augustine School Principal Janet Rufful recently received the 2020 Diocese of Providence Distinguished Principal of …

Catholic Charity Appeal tops $6.2 million, rebounding from impacts of pandemic

PROVIDENCE — In spite of the continued challenges faced in running its annual Catholic Charity Appeal, the Diocese of Providence closed its 2021 campaign on June …

Franciscans elect Italian as 121st successor to St. Francis of Assisi

ROME (CNS) — Members of the general chapter of the Order of Friars Minor elected Rome-born Father Massimo Fusarelli as the new minister general of the worldwide Franciscan order.The general …

A Corporal Work of Mercy: Bishop Thomas J. Tobin dedicates Saints Peter & Paul Mausoleum

CRANSTON — At the western end of St. Ann Cemetery, in a bucolic grove, stands the Diocese of Providence’s newest place of rest for the dearly departed.With its twin 50-foot-high towers …
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Local youth, adults honored for commitment to faith

PROVIDENCE — As the COVID-19 pandemic prevented holding the annual celebration of the Diocesan Catholic Youth Ministry and Scouting Awards at the Cathedral, a bright ray of hope beamed in the …
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Jesus Doesn’t Take A Vacation

Summer is a time when many of us take a step back from our normal routines and unwind a little bit. The slower schedule at work and school, and the nicer weather (at least here in the north), afford …

OPINION

Earthly objects can convey unfathomable, heavenly realities onto a believing community

Seventy years ago a new house, one lot up, was built on my street. Max Diamond, a local mattress salesman, constructed a bricked-front cottage, garage and smart landscaping. During several very hot …

Challenging the Establishment on Childhood Gender Transitions

A 23-year-old woman named Keira Bell recently brought a pivotal lawsuit against the National Health Services Gender Identity Development Clinic in London, better known as the Tavistock Clinic. Keira …
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Ignatian Volunteer Corps needs your helpPROVIDENCE — The Ignatian Volunteer Corps is currently seeking volunteers age 50 and older to start in the fall of 2021. Each volunteer commits to serve …

EDITORIAL
Is the End of Hyde in Sight? Recently the House Appropriations Committee approved the federal fiscal budget for 2022. The budget omitted both the Hyde Amendment and the Weldon Amendment. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal …
EDITORIAL
Bishops to determine ability of priests to celebrate Mass in extraordinary form Pope Francis last week released his motu proprio “Traditionis Custodes.” In it he revokes many of the permissions granted by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum …