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CRANSTON — Not much is more exhilarating than a caught-off-guard surprise. In October, that’s what the youth volunteers at The Haunted Labyrinth live for – a light-hearted scare, … more
St. Patrick Church, Providence, held The Blessing of Animals on Saturday, Oct. 7. This event was sponsored by the St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity in honor of the feast of St. … more
Knights plan breakfast NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs, … more
NIRIM, Israel/PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Dodging sporadic rocket fire comes with the territory in Israel, especially when you live along the tense border with Gaza in the South. But this time it was … more
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A cool and cloudy day was the perfect setting for the Regional Hispanic Pilgrimage on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the La Salette Shrine, where more than 400 pilgrims from … more
ROME (CNS) — Competing notions of authority and giving certain Christian truths preeminence over others can not only derail the assembly of the Synod of Bishops but, worse, cripple the … more
A print of a famous Caravaggio painting of Saint Jerome hangs on my office wall. Saint Jerome was a foundational biblical scholar and is recognized as the patron saint of those who study and … more
Knights car wash to benefit Special Olympics JOHNSTON — The Knights of Columbus, Rev. Richard A. Donnelly Council No. 322 will sponsor a car wash at The Thirsty Beaver Restaurant, 288 Atwood … more
LINCOLN — Bishop Richard G. Henning recently joined the Melkite Catholic community in Rhode Island in welcoming their newly appointed eparch, Bishop François Beyrouti. On the evening of … more
Throughout Rhode Island and the nation, many lined the streets and sidewalks to peacefully and prayerfully stand up for all human life at the annual Life Chain event, including at St. Philip Church, … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College (PC) has formally broke ground for the Ben Mondor Center for Nursing and Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art facility that will house the College’s new … more
Juniors and Seniors from St. Mary Academy recently participated in a Day of Service where they visited and helped out at 18 different Catholic schools throughout Rhode Island. This Day of Service was … more
By Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan In our preparation for the Synod, here in the Archdiocese of New York, close to 7,000 people accepted our invitation to attend listening sessions or respond online … more
Ever since the 1596 Union of Brest reestablished full communion between the Bishop of Rome and several ecclesiastical jurisdictions in eastern Europe, what we know today as the Ukrainian Greek … more
Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val was ordained in 1888. A dozen years later, at age 38, Pope St. Pius X created him cardinal and secretary of state for the Vatican. Working closely with the saintly … more
PROVIDENCE — Local members of the pro-life community gathered for the Jericho Walk on Saturday, September 23. The Jericho Walk is a yearly event organized by the diocesan Office of Life and … more
WASHINGTON — The federal government appears to be heading toward a shutdown at the end of September, as congressional lawmakers are running out of time to pass legislation funding the … more
WEST WARWICK — Bishop Richard G. Henning installed Father Brian Morris as the new pastor of Christ the King - St. Anthony Parish in West Warwick on Saturday, September 9. Mass was celebrated … more
When God spoke to Moses from the burning bush, Moses feared “looking upon God.” It is not an unreasonable reaction to an encounter with the infinite. Like all human beings, Moses was a … more
Peaceful, Prayerful events for Life PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence Office of Life and Family Ministry will be hosting the following peaceful, prayerful and respectful activities for … more
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