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‘Sounds of the Season’ to benefit Bishop Tobin’s Keep the Heat On program

PROVIDENCE — In conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Providence, the Gregorian Concert Choir and Festival Orchestra will perform the “The Sounds of the …

Ensemble Altera’s to perform ‘Ceremony of Carols’ at Blessed Sacrament

PROVIDENCE — Ensemble Altera, the Providence-based, award-winning classical choral group, will perform a winter program, “We Watch and Welcome, Feminine Voices at Christmas” on …

Coats for Kids

The confirmation class at St. Joseph Parish, Cumberland, collected new coats for Children’s Friend, a Rhode Island organization that supports at risk children. The Lincoln Council Knights of …

Worship band helps lead musician, OLP seminarian, to discern vocation to priesthood

PROVIDENCE — Spencer Gregory, 20, remembers writing his first song when he was only five years old. With a musical upbringing, much of his love for music …

Bishop Reed speaks at 2021 Convocation of Priests in historic Newport

The Diocese of Providence welcomed Bishop Robert Reed to the annual Convocation of Priests in historic Newport, held November 8-10, at the Gurney’s Conference Center. During his visi, Bishop …
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The Liturgical Year: The Boléro Of The Church

If you’re into classical music at all, you’re already familiar with Boléro, the one-movement symphonic piece written by the French composer, Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). It’s a …

SCHOOLS & SPORTS

Deacon Steven Raymond honored for always doing ‘small things with great love’

PROVIDENCE —To know Deacon Steven Raymond is to love Deacon Steven Raymond. An integral part of the fabric that makes St. Patrick Academy the warm and welcoming home it is, Deacon Raymond has …
OPINION

Advent with Thomas Merton: Do not wait for Christ — he is here!

Waiting has always been a central theme of Advent. But who is it we wait for? The Messiah?Is Our Lord Jesus not already here?Before his death in 1968, Trappist monk Father Thomas Merton — in …
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Special Event Listings for 11.25.21

Christmas Star FestivalPROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its annual Christmas Star Festival in the church hall on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. On …

EDITORIAL
USCCB Teaches Perennial Truth in New Eucharistic Document Vatican correspondent Francis X. Rocca misleads readers of The Wall Street Journal that the U.S. bishops eschewed controversy by neglecting to barr pro-abortion Catholic politicians from receiving …
EDITORIAL
Criminal Trials Should Not be Broadcast on Camera Before Sentencing The United States Supreme Court has long forbidden cameras in its own courtroom during trial. Justices with diverse jurisprudential ideologies, from Clarence Thomas to Anthony Kennedy, equate …