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PROVIDENCE — Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and Imam Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan, of the grassroots group Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), were two of the high-profile … more
On Sunday, October 23, Father William Ledoux bestowed a special blessing on 15 married couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries at Holy Apostles Church, Cranston. more
On Tuesday, November 1, the Catholic Church’s Latin Rite celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints. It is a holy day of Obligation. For Catholics throughout the United States, it is a holy day … more
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Missouri, offered prayers after three people died following an Oct. 24 shooting at a high school in St. … more
It is a time for us to pray to the Master of the harvest to send more good men and women to answer His callThere’s a tradition in which newly ordained priests create a prayer card to … more
During this past summer Pope Francis made a much publicized journey to Canada, chiefly Western Canada, where he lamented and atoned for what he termed the “cultural genocide” visited on … more
On Oct. 19, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin joined the major religious Superiors for an annual meeting which featured a lively discussion of the Pope’s letter on the liturgy. The Superiors also … more
TO THE EDITOR: In a letter to the editor dated October 13, 2022, Fr. Joseph Creedon criticized a recent guest editorial by Fr. Nicholas Fleming (September 29, 2022). Fr. Creedon suggested that, … more
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has appointed Father Mark G. Gadoury to serve as State Chaplain to the Knights of Columbus, R.I. Council, effective Nov. 1.Father Gadoury, who was ordained … more
CUMBERLAND — The parishioners were starved for beauty and seeking as they listened to the pastor of Saint Joan of Arc, in Cumberland, on a recent Wednesday. The pastor, Father Norman Bourdon, … more
Touro Synagogue Foundation to screen a new short filmNEWPORT — Touro Synagogue Foundation invites teachers, mentors, community leaders, and other interested adults to a screening of … more
I have always wanted to become a saint. Unfortunately, when I have compared myself with the saints, I have always found that there is the same difference between the saints and me, as there is … more
PROVIDENCE — The 2022 Rhode Island Catholic Women’s Conference will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Hosted by the diocesan Office of Faith … more
VATICAN CITY — Saying he did not want to rush the process of discerning how the Holy Spirit is calling the church to grow in “synodality,” Pope Francis announced that the next … more
It was a beautiful day for Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Oct. 16 in Garden City. Thanks to the generosity of participants, volunteers and donors the group … more
Bishop Thomas Tobin travelled to Our Lady of Good Help Parish, Mapleville on Sunday, Oct. 9, to perform the Rite of Installation for Father Jose Parathanal, C.M.I., the new pastor of Our Lady of Good … more
The recent “yoking” of the parishes of Christ the King and St. Anthony in West Warwick has brought a new ministry to the parishes. In September of this school year, the staff and … more
Above right, Mother of Hope Camp staff help out while having fun at the Haunted Labyrinth. The Haunted Labyrinth presents, “Isle of Dread,” for their 2022 season of scares. The … more
PROVIDENCE — The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul hosted the Diocese of Providence’s annual Wedding Anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 16, honoring some 160 couples from 66 parishes … more
World Mission Sunday PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, Oct. 23, join Catholics around the world for the celebration of World Mission Sunday. Catholics are called to offer our prayers and financial help … more
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