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The Christmas season offers many depictions of the infant Jesus nestled at his mother’s breast, dozing in his straw bedding, gazed upon by humble shepherds and splendid kings. The seasons of … more
STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Franciscan University of Steubenville is set to launch its PhD in Sacred Theology Program in fall 2024. With recent approval from the Higher Learning Commission and Ohio … more
PROVIDENCE — The Catholic University of America has selected the Diocese of Providence to participate in a pilot accreditation program it has begun to assess Catholic schools across the … more
WARWICK — On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the St. Rose of Lima School community in Warwick welcomed Bishop Richard G. Henning for a memorable visit. It was a special opportunity for the students to get … more
PORTSMOUTH — Christian rock musician Ryan Tremblay recently performed a concert for the students and faculty of Portsmouth Abbey School. Tremblay, a Rhode Island native and lifelong Catholic, … more
In November, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting with Governor Daniel McKee and his staff concerning his Learn365RI initiative. The Governor explained his deep concern for the young people of … more
Pax Christi to host ‘Building a World Without Nuclear Weapons’ ONLINE — Pax Christi Massachusetts in association with Pax Christi USA presents “Building a World Without … more
PROVIDENCE — “Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated … more
In the apostolic letter Ad Theologiam Promovendam (To Promote Theology), issued by Pope Francis on Nov. 1, 2023, the Church was urged to do theology contextually: as the motu proprio put it, theology … more
When my college class graduated from Our Lady of Providence Seminary, Warwick Neck, in 1962, the motto chosen as the theme for the yearbook was “Commitment is written in words of … more
Bishop Richard G. Henning installed Father Phillip Dufour as pastor of St. Theresa Parish in Tiverton on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023. On Sunday, Jan. 7, Bishop Henning also installed Father Dufour as … more
The R.I. State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, for the fourth consecutive year, purchased gifts to help a family in need at Christmas. The family, including four children, was … more
PAROCHIAL VICAR Reverend Nuno Miguel da Silva Rodrigues, CSSp, to Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony Parish, West Warwick, and Parochial Vicar, St. Francis Xavier Parish, East Providence, effective … more
The popular Ridley Scott film, “Gladiator,” attracted a great deal of attention back in the year 2000 when it was released. The ads for the film had a dramatic voiceover about “a … more
The Visitation of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe DIOCESE-WIDE — The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be visiting the diocese in various parishes throughout Rhode … more
PROVIDENCE — When Lisa Cooley learned that she was Rhode Island Right to Life’s 2023 Proudly Pro-Life awardee, she was stunned. “It was totally unexpected. I feel like I’m … more
By Cole DeSantis Rhode Island Catholic Correspondent GREENVILLE — St. Philip Church recently hosted a pro-life lecture series focusing on various practical and theological topics surrounding … more
(OSV News) — Pope Francis told diplomats Jan. 8 that he finds surrogacy “deplorable” and would like to see the practice universally banned. “I deem deplorable the practice of … more
PROVIDENCE — The 99th Catholic Charity appeal kicks off in the Diocese of Providence this week with its 2024 theme “A State of Hope.” In his first year of ministry in the Diocese of … more
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