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Family-friendly Eucharistic Adoration WARREN — Saint Alexander Church, 221 Main St., will host a family-friendly period of Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays in Lent from 6-7 p.m., helping … more
  PASTORS Reverend Jean Joseph Brice, from Parochial Vicar, St. Michael Parish, Providence, and Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick Parish, Providence, to Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, … more
Is it possible to speak like a Christian but live like an atheist? In the demands and distractions of daily life, is it possible to live much of our day with little thought for God? We may start or … more
During this season of Lent, we practice self-denial, intensify our commitment to prayer and seek spiritual opportunities such as missions or retreats. We confess our sins and engage in works of … more
ROME — On March 3, The Most Rev. Joseph Augustine Di Noia, Adjunct Secretary of the Dicastery for Doctrine of the Faith conferred the Ministry of Acolyte in the Chapel of the Immaculate … more
The Rhode Island Catholic continues its series on the Eucharist for the second phase of the National Eucharistic Revival, speaking with Brother Sixtus Roslevich, O.S.B., a monk of Portsmouth Abbey in … more
The anger or wrath of God is a concept — an idea — that confuses many people. And that’s understandable. After all, St. John explicitly tells us in his first letter that “God … more
The Catholic Church specifies that those 14 years and older abstain from meat on both Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays in Lent. Those ages 18-59 also observe a fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. … more
It is certainly rare that a pagan king be praised at all in the Sacred Scriptures and definitely not in the Old Testament. So, the laudatory words written about the Persian King Cyrus in the Second … more
PAROCHIAL VICAR Reverend Yakoburaju Garikimukkula, HGN, to Parochial Vicar, St. Philip Parish, Greenville, effective March 1, 2024. more
In RIIL Boys Basketball Division 1 Championship on Sunday, March 3, the La Salle Academy Rams battled Portsmouth High School for a chance to compete in the finals against Classical High School at the … more
PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, March 3, seven aspirants to the permanent diaconate from the Diocese of Providence publicly expressed their intention of receiving Holy Orders before the Most Rev. … more
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence closed out FY 2023 on a strong positive note, with its investments producing a return of 11 percent for the year ending June 30, 2023. According to the … more
St. Mary Academy - Bay View’s Middle School Robotics Team earned the ‘Excellence in Core Values’ award at the Rhode Island State Championship of the First Lego League (FLL). … more
Two years ago, Russian forces attempted a Hitlerian blitzkrieg in Ukraine. According to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, its goal was to eradicate Ukraine: both the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian … more
Before the great wave of Hispanic immigration that swept the U.S. in the last several decades, historians spoke of four main periods of Catholic immigration linked to four ethnic groups: the Irish … more
CRANSTON — “Our main purpose and why we were even started was specifically for the members’ spiritual growth.” One hundred and seventy years after the founding of the St. … more
I have received much friendly and sometimes amusing advice from longtime residents of Rhode Island. I frequently hear advice about great restaurants and beautiful parks and beaches. Many have … more
Weekly 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration vigils WARREN — February 20 - March 27, Tuesdays at 9 a.m. through Wednesdays at 9 a.m. A family adoration hour will take place 6-7 p.m. St. … more
PROVIDENCE — Though Lent is a penitential season, joyful anticipation filled the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Feb. 18, as candidates and catechumens attended the annual Rite of … more
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