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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
It’s the first week of October, which means the Major League Baseball playoff season is about to begin (unfortunately minus the Red Sox). Also absent will be the legendary play-by-play … more
On Saturday, Oct. 1, Tony Melendez visited the Diocese of Providence for a night of praise, testimony and adoration. Melendez is a Nicaraguan-American guitar player, composer, singer, and songwriter. … more
Mass every Sunday was an integral part of my young life, as was true for most and likely all of my neighborhood friends. The 9 a.m. Sunday Mass was the children’s Mass and all were expected to … more
PROVIDENCE — “We’re swimming upstream trying to live the culture of life, and the evil one wants to isolate us, separate us, make us second guess ourselves in the value of what we … more
PROVIDENCE — On Saturday, Sept. 24, pro-life activists gathered at St. Patrick’s Church in Providence for the Jericho Walk. The event took place in preparation for the 40 Days for Life, a … more
PROVIDENCE — Diocese of Providence Seminarian Patrick Ryan was one of 23 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome ordained to the transitional diaconate on Sept. 29.The … more
“i am a little church… at peace with nature …winter by spring, i lift my diminutive spire to merciful Him Whose only now is forever”FOSTER — Few churches in the … more
Many years ago, in a random conversation with my dad about things religious, the phrase “The fear of the Lord” came up. And I distinctly remember my dad saying, “I’m not … more
PROVIDENCE — As the central hub of diocesan life for the past century-and-a-half, the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul is certainly terra cognita for most Rhode Island Catholics. Many readers, … more
WAKEFIELD — Two decades since the idea was first conceived for a first-rate athletic field for The Prout School students to play soccer and lacrosse, the field has now successfully been … more
PROVIDENCE — In August, more than 100 people gathered at the annual Seminarian and Parent Celebration Dinner, sponsored by the Serra Club of the Diocese of Providence. The evening honored the … more
CRANSTON — Alumni, teachers, staff, students and their families filled Saint Paul Church in Cranston on Sunday, Sept. 18 to take part in a Mass of Thanksgiving and look back on a century of … more
PastorsReverend Vander Sebastiao Martins, to Pastor, St. Elizabeth Parish, Bristol, effective August 5, 2022. Reverend Albert D. Ranallo, Jr., from Pastor, St. Ann Parish, Providence, to Pastor, … more
WASHINGTON — The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) has announced that it has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to strengthen family-focused ministry in … more
St. Gregory the Great was a pope who lived in the second half of the 6th century and the beginning of the 7th. He’s been honored with the title “Great” because he had a profound and … more
VATICAN CITY — As Hurricane Fiona swept across the Caribbean, leaving behind numerous victims and material destruction, Pope Francis called for greater solidarity in assisting all those … more
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