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In today’s world, we are surrounded by constant noise and distractions. At home, we are always connected to media such as smartphones, computers, television and tablets. In the car, we are also … more
We read in history books about the persecutions of Christians in the early centuries. But we would be mistaken to think that such persecution only existed in the past. Just last week a seminarian in … more
“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.” As God, Jesus knows everything. So, when he delivered these words to … more
  PAWTUCKET — Hannah Guevremont is a typical senior at Saint Raphael Academy. She plays on the girls’ basketball and volleyball teams, and enjoys the bowling club, Ping-Pong … more
Teaching can be a challenging but rewarding career field, particularly in a Catholic school where one can live out their faith. As young teachers take their first steps into the hallowed halls of … more
Life in the Spirit Seminar PAWTUCKET —St. John Paul II Parish will host a Life in the Spirit Seminar at 755 Central Ave., in the St. Cecilia Church building. The seminar will be held on six … more
WARWICK, RI — Bishop Hendricken High School will host 116 colleges and universities from across the United States this Friday, September 15, 2023 from 8:30am-10:15am at the largest private … more
NASONVILLE — Former Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans celebrated Mass for a large group of the faithful in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Shrine of the Little Flower — the … more
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor recently welcomed guests to the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket for a Summer Soirée featuring food and drink from area restaurants and … more
BRISTOL — John Quinn Wanaurny was born July 3, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to John Patrick Wanaurny and Lauretta (Barthelmes) Wanaurny. He was baptized at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Chicago and … more
Maybe it’s the summer weather, maybe it’s the habit learned over our years of schooling, but summer always seems to promise time for rest, recreation and some much-needed lazy days. I … more
Holy Name of Jesus Church to host yard sale PROVIDENCE — Holy Name of Jesus Church will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The sale will include religious items, … more
WARWICK — From her home studio in Warwick, Emily Boni, is combining a love of faith and fashion through her creation of intricate and beautiful vestments for Catholic priests. A skilled … more
PROVIDENCE — For Ryan Tremblay, the scene was familiar, and the setting again spectacular. The Coventry native, a Catholic musician, recently performed at Pope Francis’ World Youth Day, … more
PROVIDENCE — On a recent clear, sunny late afternoon in downtown Providence, a small group of people gather in a gallery at the Sprout Coworking Center, a multipurpose building containing … more
Too often lately, it feels like the offices from which we’ve historically taken our cues — our political and community leadership, the punditry, local authorities and even some church … more
“Pope Francis has just given the Vatican his Ratzinger,” declared one July 2 headline; “Pope Francis Finds His Ratzinger,” announced another, four days later. Both quickie … more
Strange as it might seem, the word “Church” appears only twice in the Gospel accounts. Both instances are found in St. Matthew’s Gospel narrative. The word Church occurs first when … more
TO THE EDITOR: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire which caused the death of many workers was a time of transformation for Frances Perkins. Prior to that fire she had lobbied for workers rights … more
TO THE EDITOR: In reaction to the Catholic high school graduation statistics published in the June 22 issue of the Rhode Island Catholic, I can’t help but wonder if it’s time for our … more
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