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I live on a very busy highway, one that sees lots of traffic every day. And of course, over the years, the highway has slowly deteriorated, marked with ever-growing bumps and valleys, potholes and … more
On October 16, 1978 Karol Józef Wojtyla began his papacy under the name John Paul II. Just a few days later, on October 22, at his inaugural Mass, he urged the crowd in St. Peter’s … more
Virginia Democrat delegate Elizabeth Guzman planned to reintroduce a bill intended to expand the definition of child abuse and neglect by including parents or guardians who “inflicted upon such … more
The Pharisee and the tax collector are presented to the worshipping community in this Sunday’s Gospel as models of prayer: the one to be shunned; the other to be emulated. The Pharisee’s … more
GREENVILLE — A week filled with prayerful events centered on the Traveling Rosary Congress heralded the inaugural event in the diocese’s celebration of the Eucharistic Revival.The … more
By LAURA KILGUSAssistant EditorPROVIDENCE — World Mission Sunday, celebrating Catholic missions and missionaries of the world, will be observed on October 23. The event is a unique, global … more
MIAMI — Reverend Fr. Paul Joseph Bolton, Lt. Col. U.S. Army, 85, retired U.S. Army Chaplain, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022.Born in Providence, a son of the late James A. Bolton Sr., … more
RUMFORD — Florence D. Depatie, 97, of Rumford, passed away at home in the presence of her family on September 28, 2022. She was the wife of the late Lester J. Depatie Jr., and was the daughter … more
A Eucharist which does not pass over into the concrete practiceof love is intrinsically fragmented. (Pope Benedict XVI) During this time of “Eucharistic Revival” that the Bishops of … more
Bible Study at St. Agnes ChurchPROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its monthly Bible Study on Sunday, Oct.16, after the 9 a.m. Mass in the church hall. The session will … more
In the 19th century, the American Catholic hierarchy rejected various tenets of “lay trusteeism,” which sought to dismantle canonical models of parochial governance. Akin to their … more
One of the criticisms against those who oppose abortion is that such adherents largely ignore the needs of children and mothers after birth. Canards like this largely ignore widespread evidence to … more
Father Bernard A. Healey, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, East Greenwich, accompanied by Our Lady of Mercy School Principal Patrick McNabb, presents a basket of fruit and a certificate to honor … more
TO THE EDITOR: I read with great interest and growing disagreement, Father Nicholas Fleming’s guest editorial, “Royal Pageantry and Sacred Ritual Unite People to their Heritage,” … more
When Martin Luther renounced the Catholic Church’s traditional framework and declared the Bible to be the sole rule of faith, he received a considerable amount of support from the Christian … more
NEWPORT — Salve Regina University recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a visit from a very distinguished guest indeed: the Venerable Mother Catherine McAuley, founder of the Religious … more
CRANSTON — The popular Catholic writer, professor, and philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft delivered a lecture in the auditorium of St. Paul’s parish school in Cranston on Oct. 2, which focused … more
PROVIDENCE — Daniel Harrop, M.D., is being remembered for his years of service in support of several organizations, including the SERRA Club of R.I., the R.I. Catholic Medical Society, the … more
PROVIDENCE—Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, has authorized parishes of the Diocese of Providence to hold a special collection in support of disaster relief efforts following … more
Bill Donahue, the President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has a Ph.D. in sociology. As a trained sociologist, he’s often been critical of past surveys of Catholics, … more
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