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Pope Francis appoints Coadjutor Bishop of Providence Richard G. Henning

PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving, the faithful of the diocese got their first glimpse of the shepherd who will eventually succeed the eighth Bishop of Providence, …

Reflecting on the past 34 years in Catholic Youth Ministry, 'Duce' gave it her heart and soul as devoted director

PROVIDENCE — Louise Dussault — widely known as “Duce” — has spent the last 34 years serving the Diocese of Providence as the Director of Catholic Youth Ministry. In …

With Knights' help, Bishop McVinney School hoists American flag over campus for first time

PROVIDENCE — For 97 years, the two-story red brick building on Gordon Avenue across from St. Michael Church has served as a place of learning, first as a parish school, and now as the home of …

Knights of Malta take to the streets in time-honored tradition of Christian charity

PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday, October 16, local members of the Knights of Malta met at Providence College to organize the Malta Walk, a charitable event to help the poor of the city of …

‘Keep the Heat On’ offers hope to Rhode Islanders struggling to heat homes this winter

PROVIDENCE —As the Season of Advent began this past week, so did the 18th season of Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s “Keep the Heat On” program, which continues to offer great hope …
OPINION

On this solemnity, we must remember our responsibility to protect every new life coming into this world

The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin in the womb of St. Anne should be both a festive and a reflective celebration for Christians of the 21st century. The young girl Mary …
Bishop Tobin's Latest Column

And Yet, You’re Very Important To God

When I see the heavens, the work of your hands, the moon and the stars which you arranged, what is man that you should keep him in mind, mortal man that you care for him? (Ps 8:4-5) Psalm 8 is a …

AROUND THE DIOCESE

Special Event Listings for 12.08.22

St. Mary’s on Broadway to host traditional 40 hours devotionPROVIDENCE — Faithful are invited to cover any of the uninterrupted 40 hours of devotion from Dec. 8 — Dec. 10. Sign up …

Silence is Important, and Detraction is a Crime

Both St. Mark and St. Matthew reveal a curious characteristic of Jesus’s mission in their Gospel narrations. On several occasions, Jesus warns those he heals to keep quiet. For instance, after …

‘Keep the Heat On’ Needed More than Ever

When Bishop Tobin kicked off the beginning of this year’s “Keep the Heat On” challenge, which he initiated almost 18 years ago upon coming to Providence, he encouraged the students …