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It’s both meaningful and providential that Ash Wednesday falls on St. Valentine’s Day this year. That’s because if there’s one thing that most of the world is totally mixed-up … more
There are many ways to celebrate Lent with children. I have found the simplest activities are the ones that children enjoy the most and we, as parents, are more apt to do since they don’t … more
EAST GREENWICH — On Sunday, Jan. 21, Bishop Richard G. Henning led the annual Holy Mass for Life at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in East Greenwich. Organized by the Office of Life and Family … more
If you attended Catholic school, you probably have the memory of the cold candles touching your neck during the blessing of throats on the Feast of Saint Blaise, February 3. Saint Blaise was a … more
“What’s the most important factor in a successful marriage?” Over the years, I’ve posed that question to hundreds of couples attending marriage preparation classes. These … more
My friend and colleague Carl Trueman recently observed that “the West is no longer a consortium of serious cultures.” To which I am sorely tempted to add, “…or serious … more
St. Mark’s writing is possibly the oldest Gospel account but it is most certainly the briefest inspired version of the life and message of Jesus Christ. St. Mark fits into 16 chapters what St. … more
As the Prout Catholic High School hockey team made their way to the neo-natal intensive care unit inside Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, to visit mothers who are spending the Christmas … more
WOONSOCKET — The Woonsocket Knights of Columbus thank everyone who helped support the recent seminarian dinner at St. Joseph Church, which raised $4,000 for Diocese of Providence seminarians. … more
Regardless of who you are we all will experience suffering in our lives, whether it be from physical pain (none of us get out of here alive), emotional pain due to divorce or a death of a loved one, … more
Healing Mass for Addictions CHARLESTOWN — Healing Mass for Addictions will take place at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, on the first Sunday of each month (October – … more
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), will soon have a new interim Director of Vocations. Father Marcel Taillon will serve in this temporary role from April 15 … more
PROVIDENCE — No man becomes a strong, well-equipped and effective priest on his own. The years of seminary are more than years of study, difficult as that may be, but years of forming … more
In 1506, construction began on a magnificent new basilica which would serve as the center for Catholics all around the world. Like the previous basilica, it would be built over the bones of our first … more
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question our young people frequently hear, and probably find annoying. No more so, however, than the adults who hear, “What are you … more
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
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