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Take-Out Thursday BARRINGTON — Take-Out Thursday will return to Holy Angels Church on August 31. A delicious carryout menu offering options of baked stuffed clams, eggplant parmigiana … more
At the borders of Rhode Island, there is usually a blue sign that states “Discover Beautiful Rhode Island.” I have been taking that invitation very seriously — using my first months … more
I can remember driving through Narragansett in the backseat of my parents’ car and seeing a strange van passing by with peculiar images draped across the sides. Even though I don’t … more
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) This is one of Jesus’ Beatitudes from His Sermon on the Mount. “Poor in spirit” … more
St. Paul is clearly stressed in the second reading from Romans at Mass this coming Sunday that his Jewish brothers and sisters did not accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of all mankind. The … more
On July 26, Bishop Richard G. Henning visited the Mother of Hope diocesan day camp in Chepachet. The bishop visited with campers and staff, celebrating Mass for all those gathered. more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Signaling the Vatican’s growing engagement in efforts to ensure the ethical development of new technologies, the Vatican has announced that “Artificial … more
EAST GREENWICH — “In giving the world priests, He gives us His own Son’s mediators on earth, earthen vessels that we are, and imperfect and weak as we can be. No priest knows why … more
PROVIDENCE — One unfortunate fact of Church life in contemporary society is the decrease in religious affiliation reported among the youth and young adult population. Affiliation with formal … more
BARRINGTON — Ann Codega, 91, formerly of Barrington, passed away peacefully July 8, 2023 after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Barrington, she was a … more
PROVIDENCE — The Reverend Peter M. Mongeon, KCHS, 66, an incardinated priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, died Monday, July 31, 2023. A native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Father Mongeon … more
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Sister Cecile Mousseau SUSC (Sister Blanche Albert), died June 6 at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro, at the age of 89. Born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, on August 10, … more
PAWTUCKET — Sister Bernadette Sherin, LSP, formerly known as Eileen Sherin, died on Monday, July 10, 2023. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Thomas M. and … more
“I will give you shepherds after my own heart.” Jer 3:15 In 1992, three months before I was ordained a priest, Saint Pope John Paul II offered an Apostolic Exhortation concerning … more
On a cool Roman morning in November of 1998, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin arrived at the Apostolic Palace for his ad limina audience with the pope. John Paul II named the now 50-year-old Tobin a bishop six … more
Three millennia ago, as recalled in this coming Sunday’s first reading, a young King Solomon determined that the greatest endowment God could give him as he began his reign as ruler of the … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has long been known as a forthright voice against the injustice of abortion in America. During presidential and off-year elections, he has openly stated that Catholics cannot, … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin began the Keep the Heat On challenge on October 31, 2005, to assist those struggling to heat their homes in the frigid New England winters as heating costs reached record … more
  It is with the words “Receive the Gospel and preach the Word of God with all patience and sound teaching,” that the consecrating bishop places the book of the Gospels over the … more
Father Tetrault’s paintings on exhibit PROVIDENCE — The late Father Raymond Tetrault’s paintings will be on exhibit at the Sprout Gallery, 166 Valley St., Building 6M, Suite 103, … more
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