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Clearly Jesus was not the first Biblical personality to spend 40 days and 40 nights in the Judean desert. In fact, Biblical scholars cite at least 24 times when the number 40 can be cited in the … more
At the start of 2024, Pope Francis offered strong public criticism of surrogate motherhood. His willingness to speak out on this important topic has helped to pull surrogacy out of the shadows, where … more
ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM Reverend John E. Unsworth, to Administrator pro tem, St. Thomas More Parish, Narragansett, effective April 15, 2024. SPECIAL APOSTOLATES Reverend Ryan W. Connors, from Faculty … more
This year, we have been reading from the Gospel of Mark, “a gospel in a hurry.” It moves quickly through the events of Jesus’ ministry, jumping right in at his first proclamation of … more
Fish and Chips dinners at Church of the Holy Ghost TIVERTON — On Fridays in Lent, the Church of the Holy Ghost, 316 Judson St., will host Fish and Chip dinners in Holy Family Hall, from … more
WARWICK — The annual School Choice Fair held on Sunday, Jan. 21 at the ballroom in the Crowne Plaza, was an event dedicated to raising awareness of the educational options that exist for … more
PROVIDENCE — Anyone who said writing a book is simple has never written a book. For Dan Gonzalez, writing his book became a 30-year journey that began in the Diocese of Providence. A native of … more
On Tuesday, Jan 30, Sister Virginia Ptak, F.M.M., celebrated her 100th birthday at a party attended by the members of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary USA Province located in North Providence. … more
The Rhode Island Catholic continues its series on the Eucharist for the second phase of the National Eucharistic Revival, speaking with Father Joseph Upton, pastor of St. Mary of the Bay Church and … more
PROVIDENCE — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Father James T. Ruggieri, a priest of the Diocese of Providence, as Bishop of Portland (Maine). Since 2003, Bishop-Elect Ruggieri has … more
PROVIDENCE — Providence College honored its 2024 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vision Awards recipients on Thursday, Feb. 1 on campus. Colby Brown ’24, co-founder of the Rhode Island … more
TIVERTON — “We can never have too much love, too much reverence for Jesus in the Eucharist,” said Father Phillip Dufour, the newly installed pastor of St. Theresa and St. … more
This year, Ash Wednesday falls on February 14. Most of us associate the date with Saint Valentine, and “Valentine’s Day” has become a major secular custom. I have no objections to … more
The Old Testament associates the presence and work of God with the miraculous healing of the sick, the restoration of blind people, deaf people, and lame people to full health. God who is the creator … more
Chesterton Academy Open House WARWICK — Chesterton Academy, 610 Jefferson Blvd., will host an Open House on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.chestertonRl.org or … more
WARWICK — St. Peter School second grader Ada Lynn Ulmen received the Sacrament of Baptism from Father Roger C. Gagné, pastor, in a beautiful afternoon ceremony on January 25. Her … more
During this year of parish Eucharistic revival, Rhode Island Catholic is pleased to offer a series of articles where different people — lay persons, religious, and priests — and tell us … more
CRANSTON — Msgr. Raymond B. Bastia, vicar for the Office of Planning and Financial Service, recently dedicated the Mausoleum of the Holy Cross for use as a permanent structure at St. … more
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