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PROVIDENCE — The annual Mass for Life was held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry, the liturgy was … more
WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates descended upon the nation’s capital for the 50th March for Life Jan. 20 — the first national march since the overturn of the … more
PROVIDENCE — Every school has a story, a history. Catholic elementary schools in America have their own history, and while those stories vary from location to location, the common thread … more
The Church, like the world in which it lives, is a dynamic reality always subject to change. And it’s true of the Church Universal as well as the local Church.The changing Church has been on … more
Masses for RecoveryPORTSMOUTH — The next Mass for Recovery will be celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 E. Main Road. These Masses, to which all are welcome, … more
ROME — On January 15, His Eminence Arthur Cardinal Roche, Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, conferred the Ministry of Lector in the Chapel of the … more
PROVIDENCE — Linda A’Vant-Deishinni, a prominent member of the African-American Catholic community in Rhode Island, was honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday … more
In 1930 the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Communion issued Resolution 15. With that resolution they became the first ecclesial community in the world to allow the use of contraceptives. The … more
There is a case before the Supreme Court that could decide whether or not employees get a day off. Gerald Groff is a strict Sabbatarian Christian, that is, he refuses to work on Sunday because it … more
It is indeed rare that all four Scripture selections at Mass – Old Testament, Psalm, New Testament and Gospel readings – promote an identical message. The New Testament readings … more
TO THE EDITOR: Thank you for your good work — it is such a blessing to have a Catholic newspaper in our diocese. I felt inspired to note a point about a recent editorial on marriage. In your … more
TO THE EDITOR: President Joe Biden has used the term “inflection point” — which he appropriated from Barack Obama — to signify big changes occurring or possible, which he … more
TO THE EDITOR: I just wanted to say “Thank you” for highlighting in Rhode Island Catholic’s Christmas Gift Guide several of the children’s books Gabriel’s Trumpet … more
Welcome Bishop Henning!It was a joyful and historic day as the Diocese of Providence welcomed new Coadjutor Bishop Richard G. Henning at a Holy Mass of Reception today, Thursday, Jan. 26, in the … more
PROVIDENCE — For her years of dedicated support for the local church, including her donation of $4.5 million to the Diocese of Providence, which allowed for the completion of the recent … more
KINGSTON — All young adults ages 18-30 are welcome to attend a day of prayer, formation, community, food and the celebration of Holy Mass while growing in love and reverence for the Sacred … more
The feigned outrage from republicans and doublespeak from democrats over the discovery of classified documents in President Biden’s private home surely disheartens the American people. Not only … more
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan recently cautioned against the disclosure of private details in her piece about the Duke of Sussex, “The Half-Madness of Prince Harry.” The … more
The once familiar prayer to St. Michael the Archangel recited after Low Mass in the old rite is gently and increasingly making its way back into Catholic piety. Quite reminiscent of the old days, … more
You would be hard-pressed to find someone in the church who does not care about young people. The young are oft-discussed, occasionally included, and wondered about as almost a foreign … more
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