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This weekend the Church celebrates the Fourth Sunday of Easter, commonly referred to as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Our gospel reading is from John 10, the chapter in which Jesus refers to … more
Five weeks ago, Rhode Island Catholic, for the time being, published its last print edition. That week, as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted growing directives to citizens across the country to stay at … more
In these past weeks we have experienced radical changes to our lives. Yet, during so much change, the most important truth for our lives remains unchanged. The Greatest Story ever … more
People often ask, “How can we encourage more people to care about God?” The solution is simple: love Jesus in the Eucharist more. For several weeks the Catholic faithful have … more
Given all the terrible facets of a global pandemic, the stories of heroes on the front lines continue to provide much-needed hope. Health-care workers, doctors, nurses, and priests providing the … more
During the most sacred time in the Church’s calendar, millions of Catholics will watch Mass from home this year due to the pandemic engulfing the globe. Yearning for the Eucharist, they must … more
All over the world, people are concerned about the coronavirus — and rightly so. Any threat to the physical health of so many needs to be taken very seriously. And for the most part it has … more
Jesus began the very first Holy Week with a schedule and a goal. He didn’t begin the week by saying, “If I have some extra time during the next several days, I suppose … more
The world has been humbled by COVID-19.  What originally seemed like a virus local only to China is now a global pandemic. It’s serious, and, in light of Italy’s death toll, it makes … more
The Catholic faithful in the Diocese of Providence and throughout many dioceses of the United States have received unprecedented news this week: the suspension of all public Masses and other … more
Throughout the world people are stocking up on material essentials to prepare for the COVID-19 coronavirus. In addition to these efforts it is important to remember to make spiritual preparations. We … more
In a recently published document on the reciprocity between faith and the sacraments, the Vatican’s International Theological Commission (ITC) poses an admittedly controversial question: can … more
Mounting fears over the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on U.S. soil have unleashed inordinate levels of hoarding among consumers. Basic necessities like bottled water, toilet paper, and hand … more
On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis offered us some wise and practical advice for the season of Lent. He told us that during this holy season we should put down our cellphones and pick up our Bibles … more
Seven cities in the state of Texas have taken the courageous step of declaring themselves “sanctuary cities” for the unborn. The cities are Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Rusk, Gary and … more
Sacrifice is a great part of Catholic Lenten practice. One of the most common questions during Lent is: “What are you giving up?” Abstaining from our favorite food or dessert is good. It … more
I remember visiting my grandmother’s home as a boy. Like many Catholics in her days, she had so many religious articles that her home was like a shrine. Statues, pictures, rosaries and other … more
Rhode Islanders have turned their attention recently to the question of the worthy reception of Holy Communion. Every Catholic must attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation. Yet, a person … more
Pope Francis recently released his post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia.” This document follows last October’s synod of bishops for the Pan-Amazon region. At the … more
R.I. state representative Carol McEntee (D-Dist. 33) recently excoriated Church leaders for seemingly ignoring the U.S. Constitution’s requirement of the separation of church and state. In … more
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