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Too often lately, it feels like the offices from which we’ve historically taken our cues — our political and community leadership, the punditry, local authorities and even some church … more
“Pope Francis has just given the Vatican his Ratzinger,” declared one July 2 headline; “Pope Francis Finds His Ratzinger,” announced another, four days later. Both quickie … more
Strange as it might seem, the word “Church” appears only twice in the Gospel accounts. Both instances are found in St. Matthew’s Gospel narrative. The word Church occurs first when … more
TO THE EDITOR: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire which caused the death of many workers was a time of transformation for Frances Perkins. Prior to that fire she had lobbied for workers rights … more
TO THE EDITOR: In reaction to the Catholic high school graduation statistics published in the June 22 issue of the Rhode Island Catholic, I can’t help but wonder if it’s time for our … more
Saint John’s Seminary held their 21st Golf Tournament at the Agawam Hunt Sports Club in Rumford. The annual event supports the seminary’s mission to prepare men who answer the call to … more
On Thursday, August 24, Bishop Richard G. Henning met with the FOCUS Missionaries who will be serving at the University of Rhode Island and Brown/RISD this year. College students seek meaning and … more
Fishing boats and recreational watercraft make their way once a year to the Port of Galilee during the Blessing of the Fleet, where they parade for local officials and receive a blessing, this year … more
COVENTRY — In Matthew 25, Jesus speaks of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and visiting those in need – charitable acts now known as the Corporal Works of Mercy. These have always … more
Suicide, it is sometimes said, is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. But for at least 49,449 Americans during 2022, feelings of distress were so acute they took their own lives. As CNN … more
As of Monday, August 21, at least 114 people have died and more than 800 people remain missing from the fires that ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui and burned entire neighborhoods. Catholic … more
Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s role in the development of the atomic bomb is the subject matter of a recently released feature film that bears the physicist’s surname. The movie has … more
I recently had the chance to make my first official “at-home” Eucharistic pilgrimage. It was a torrentially rainy day in Chicago — as a matter of fact, if you had a basement, there … more
Songs often get stuck in my head, which is another reason why I choose to greatly limit my listening to secular music and instead stick to Gregorian chants. However, one song has been in my head and … more
Members of the Knights of Columbus council at St. Luke’s Church in Barrington display fruits of the parish’s generosity, freshly “harvested” for families in need. The … more
Although southern Europe has had a number of theological rebels like Giodano Bruno and Giralomo Savonarola, the lion’s share of Reformation renegades thrived in northern Europe. Certainly, … more
CRANSTON — St. Paul’s Parish school in Cranston is organizing a gala for the 100th anniversary of its founding of the school to be held on Friday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the … more
CHARLESTOWN — On Monday, July 24, the Living in the Spirit tent revival began its first day of prayer meetings. Held at St. James chapel in Charlestown and taking place over the course of three … more
ROME — On Sunday, August 20, the orientation group of students from the Pontifical North American College, including Providence seminarian Nathan Ledoux, met with the Holy Father before he … more
NORTH PROVIDENCE — “I want to thank you parents who are here today for the formation that you have given your children. We call the family the domestic church. We also call the family the … more
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