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As I write this column, we are already praying the Novena in preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Over many years, I have developed a great devotion to Our Lady under this title, and I … more
40 Hours Devotion of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament WESTERLY —40 Hours of Devotion of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Immaculate Conception Church, will take place from December 6 to … more
Following a blessing, about 30 men and women guests of the diocesan Emmanuel House shelter enjoyed a traditional meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and assorted pies served by the … more
By RICK SNIZEK Executive Editor KINGSTON — The 19th season of “Keep the Heat On” kicked off on Nov. 28 with a significant donation to the diocesan fuel assistance program. Father … more
PROVIDENCE — Five core principles make up the Lasallian school tradition. An alumnus who has exemplified these principles and maintained strong ties to La Salle Academy in Providence can be … more
St. Mary Academy – Bay View’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, a Mercy tradition sponsored by the National Honor Society, successfully collected 2,800 items of canned goods and food items, … more
JERUSALEM — The current war between Israel and Hamas may finally force a diplomatic solution to the long intractable tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians in the Holy Land, says … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Advent call for “vigilance” does not mean staying awake and watchful out of fear, but rather out of a longing for the coming of the Lord, Pope Francis … more
WORCESTER — Sister Mary Luke (Margaret Mary) Mulraney entered eternal life on Friday, November 24, 2023, at Notre Dame Nursing Long Term Care Center, Worcester, Massachusetts. She was 97 years … more
NORTH KINGSTOWN — Sister Margaret Mary Laffey, C.P., 93, a Sister of the Cross and Passion, died peacefully on Oct. 24, 2023, at the Lakeside Nursing Home in North Kingstown. Born Rita Ann … more
The popular song “Mary did you know,” asks whether Mary knew everything that would happen to Christ. We are somewhat in the realm of speculation, but we can come to some conclusions. For … more
In his article “A Christmas Sermon for Pagans,” C.S. Lewis distinguishes between pagans and post-Christians. Pagans differ from post-Christians in that they are actually religious. … more
With the God of the Bible having largely disappeared from public consciousness in Great Britain, the closest thing to a replacement deity is the British National Health Service. Created after World … more
God never shows up at the door unannounced. He knows that there might be cat hairs all over the living room couch and that the kids probably left their gym shoes and sweatshirts in the den and that … more
We have just celebrated Thanksgiving and the air is now filled with Christmas music, special offers and sales. This materialistic culture invites us to buy and buy the latest, newest thing. However, … more
Have you ever noticed the brilliance of the starlight on a clear night in that last hour or two before the dawn? I have strong memories from childhood, being out with my dad on the bay, clutching the … more
St. Augustin and St. Mary Christmas Bazaar NEWPORT — Sister parishes St. Mary’s and St. Augustin’s will host their Christmas Extravaganza bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. … more
  Christmas is fast approaching, and if you struggle to find a good gift, consider one of the following options:   • To begin, a subscription to the Rhode Island … more
WINDSOR, Maine — Thirteen miles east of Augusta, quietly nestled on a hill in Windsor, Maine sits Transfiguration Hermitage. Situated in a green expanse of woods and quiet streams and blueberry … more
  WARWICK — Starting a business is like bringing a child into this world. A spark of an idea is conceived, growing within a person until the day they bring forth a new creation. The … more
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