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During a visit by Rhode Island Catholic in 2010, after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake left 220,000 people dead, students at the secondary Catholic Louverture Cleary School in Croix-Des-Bouquets, Haiti, attend classes outside until building repairs can be made. The Haitian Project, which oversees the secondary boarding school, was founded in Providence.

Catholic secondary school in Haiti, with local ties, reopens for learning amid ongoing political unrest

As schools across the Diocese of Providence close for the summer, and students get a break from their studies, a Catholic secondary school in Haiti, with strong ties to the diocese, has reopened for …
A man and child take cover from gunfire near the National Palace, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 21, 2024.

Revolution and violence have long been part of Haiti’s history

It can be disturbing to watch a nation whose motto is “Liberté, églalité, fraternité” fall into civil collapse and chaos. There is no liberty, equality or …
Rosaries grace the gravestone of Adele Brise on the grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion in Champion, Wis. The Blessed Mother appeared to Brise near the site in 1859. Brise's cause for canonization will be introduced in June during the U.S. bishops' Spring Plenary Assembly.

U.S. Bishops Affirm Advancement of a Cause of Beatification and Canonization for Adele Brise

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At their annual June Plenary Assembly, the bishops of the United States held a canonical consultation on a possible cause of beatification and canonization for Adele Brise. …

Catholic Charity Appeal surpasses $7 million goal for third consecutive year

PROVIDENCE — For the third consecutive year, the annual Catholic Charity Appeal in the Diocese of Providence has surpassed 100% of its goal, garnering $7.3 million in pledges so far, and is on …

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

Rhode Island Catholic is celebrating the 2024 Catholic High School Grads in this week's print edition. Call 401-272-1010 to order your copy!
OPINION
Saint Francis Church and Saint Romuald Chapel, pictured, is one parish family, spread between two worship sites: a historic stone church just outside downtown Wakefield, and a quaint beach-side chapel in Matunuck.

Believers need the daring to treasure God’s power

A rustic chapel has served the summer community at Matunuck for decades. And now, as Rhode Islanders leave the chill of the Blackstone Valley and other spots north for the comforts of the shore line, …

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

In contemporary culture some people misunderstand the nature of the Catholic Church, imagining it as a kind of supranational corporation in which the Holy Father issues the marching orders for …

Thanks be to God for Holy Fathers

My husband is the favorite of our household. All our children prefer my husband over me, and I don’t blame them one bit. He has a wonderful, positive attitude, is almost always ready to have a …

Special Event Listings for 06.20.24

Gabriel’s Trumpet to hold sidewalk sale COVENTRY — Gabriel’s Trumpet Catholic Bookstore, 477 Washington St., will be hold a sidewalk sale on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 …

GUEST EDITORIAL

Summer media survival tips for parents

When I was a kid, my main form of media consumption was books. I used to go to the library and check out four or five Hardy Boys books at a time. I don’t know why I never got into Nancy Drew (I …