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PAWTUCKET — The St. Raphael Academy community is rallying around one of their own after a freshman was wounded in a tragic shooting last week that also killed her father, a well-known and … more
PROVIDENCE — Since 2005, the Keep the Heat On program has been an important aspect of Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s ministry to the state of Rhode Island. Secretary James Jahnz of the Office … more
This weekend the Church celebrates Trinity Sunday. The dogma of the Trinity—which teaches us that there is one God in three Divine Persons—may sound theoretical and abstract, but in … more
Our Lady has appeared in many places throughout the world in the last two centuries, some of which (such as Fatima and Lourdes) are familiar to most of us. But many Catholics are not aware of the one … more
In a recent article on the social doctrine of John Paul II in the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica, Father Fernando de la Iglesia Viguiristi, SJ, had this to say about one facet of John … more
“O God, our refuge and our strength…,” begins a traditional prayer for the needs of the Church. “Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus..,” introduces the prayer … more
Presbyteral Ordination of Rev. Mr. Patrick Ryan PROVIDENCE — On Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m., Bishop Richard G. Henning will celebrate Holy Mass with the ordination of Rev. Mr. Patrick Ryan to … more
Here in the Diocese of Providence, the spring confirmation season has just concluded. Bishop Tobin, Bishop Evans and I have been traveling across the diocese since April for the conferral of this … more
PROVIDENCE — More than 1,000 students, families and friends and faculty of Providence College celebrated the 107th annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21 at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in … more
NEWPORT— Salve Regina University held a commencement ceremony for undergraduate students on Sunday, May 21. A total of 804 degrees were conferred to members of the Class of 2023 along with … more
PAWTUCKET — The Most Reverend Ernest Bertrand Boland, O.P., D.D., died on Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the Jeanne Jugan Residence (Little Sisters of the Poor) in Pawtucket, R.I., where he … more
PROVIDENCE — The Catholic Communication Campaign is an annual national collection to support evangelization through the internet, television, radio, and print publications. This annual … more
TO THE EDITOR: I was so pleased to read the column by Bishop Reed (“Sabbath: A blessing we should think about accepting,” May 11). The Bishop has a warm and inclusive message for all … more
PORTSMOUTH — Although such ceremonies are normally held on a military base, it seemed most appropriate that the promotion of Chaplain Father David G. Thurber Jr. from the rank of major to … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima during his trip to Portugal for World Youth Day 2023, the Vatican said. In a statement May 22, Matteo Bruni, … more
PASTORS Reverend Scott J. Carpentier, to Pastor, St. Martha Parish, East Providence, while remaining as Pastor, St. Brendan Parish, Riverside, effective July 1, 2023 Reverend Robert H. Forcier, from … more
PROVIDENCE — Mary (Dolan) Garvey, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2023. Garvey, who lived in the Smith Hill neighborhood all of her … more
During this month of May, I have continued my tour of this beautiful state. In recent weeks, I have had the privilege of participating in several memorial gatherings. On May 6, I traveled to the … more
WARWICK — Bishop Hendricken High School has announced that two members of the Class of 2023 earned United States service academy appointments. Christien Monello and Robert Connor Shao both … more
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