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Our Lady of Mercy School’s Junior Boys Basketball Team captured the New England CYO Championship, a first for the school and parish in recent memory, on Sunday, March 24 in Manchester, New … more
COVENTRY — The Catholic Church, since the time of the Apostles, has seen conversion and initiation into the Church as that whereby the individual is filled with the Holy Spirit and radically … more
By Cole DeSantis Rhode Island Catholic Correspondent PROVIDENCE — Bishop Richard G. Henning and the Rhode Island Catholic Conference have put forward statements in favor of two recent bills … more
First Friday Holy Hour at Chesterton Academy WARWICK — Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope will host an hour of prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, April 5, at 5 p.m., … more
This coming Sunday concludes the Octave of Easter. The Church celebrates the great feast of Easter for eight days, a number that speaks of the central importance of Easter. In Genesis, God created … more
    ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM Very Reverend Gregory P. Stowe, to Administrator pro tem, Sacred Heart Parish, West Warwick, while continuing as Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, West … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just as Jesus removed the stone that sealed his tomb on the morning of the Resurrection, on Easter Christ alone “has the power to roll away the stones that block the … more
Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was a Catholic bishop in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), who was imprisoned for his faith in 1975 by the Communist government of Vietnam. He spent the next 13 years of … more
What came first: Creation, or God’s covenants with the People of Israel and the New Israel, the Church? The question may seem odd, even silly. Chronologically, it’s obvious that the … more
Many worthy words of Jesus Christ have become part of daily conversations without the speaker even being aware of their sacred origin. References to turning the “other cheek” and going … more
WEST WARWICK — Father Richard A. Bucci, 76, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, West Warwick, died on Friday, March 22, 2024. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Armand and Mary (Corvese) … more
JAMESTOWN — Father Dennis A. Reardon, 78, Pastor Emeritus of All Saints Church and St. Charles Borromeo Church of Woonsocket, died March 21, 2024 at St. Clare Home. Born in Providence, he was a … more
VATICAN CITY — Only Jesus can deliver humanity from hatred and violence, Pope Francis said on Palm Sunday. “Jesus entered Jerusalem as a humble and peaceful king,” he said in brief … more
In Easter Sunday’s first reading, St. Peter is resolved that Jesus Christ was a good man. “He went about doing good,” the head of the apostolic band insists, “healing all … more
Twenty-four years ago this week, I was in Jerusalem to cover Pope John Paul II’s epic pilgrimage to the Holy Land for NBC. After going to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to pray at the 11th … more
Most people don’t think in terms of Easter spirit. Yet the Easter season is a time that is filled with a spirit of joy and hope. During the 50 days between Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday, … more
PROVIDENCE — The annual Chrism Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, March 26, in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, with Bishop Richard G. Henning celebrating and with Portland Bishop-elect … more
  Local Catholics gathered for Palm Sunday Masses at parishes throughout the Diocese of Providence. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates the triumphant arrival of … more
Good Friday Walk planned through streets of Narragansett NARRAGANSETT — St. Thomas More Parish invites all parishioners and friends as the Cross is carried though the streets of Narragansett as … more
O God You “have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity.” Thus we praise God in the opening prayer of the Mass for the solemnity of Easter. After our 40 days of Lent and … more
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