Help us to heat 24 homes in 24 hours! Consider supporting the Diocese of Providence 'Keep the Heat On' heat assistance program - the program of last resort to those in need, now entering it's 19th season of helping RI households stay warm! Click to read the "Hope in Action" story about the small miracles *your donation* provides to those in need! (Photo: RI Catholic)
By Father Patrick Briscoe - The year was 1938, and the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain delivered a powerful radio address against antisemitism, as relevant today as it was then. His words, spoken in the shadow of the Holocaust and the rise of Nazi Germany, were a voice of reason and compassion springing from the heart of the Catholic faith.
By Jennifer Barton, Rhode Island Catholic Correspondent & Rick Snizek, Executive Editor - Peace in the Middle East. After millennia of fighting, is such a thing even achievable? To this day, the Holy Land remains perhaps the most hotly contested piece of territory in the Middle East, if not the world... (MAP: JAAKOBOU, PUBLIC DOMAIN, VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
The annual Diocese of Providence Office of Life and Family Ministry "March for Life" Bus Trip is set to arrive in D.C. on Friday, January 19, 2024. All the details and registration forthcoming as the date draws closer.
Following the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, November 18, Bishop Richard G. Henning will host a reception for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) in the lower Cathedral Hall. CNEWA rushes humanitarian aid to displaced families; provides health care to the most vulnerable; assists victims of human trafficking, and supports the education and formation of priests, religious sisters and lay leaders in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe... (Photos provided by CNEWA)
By RICK SNIZEK, Executive Editor - JERUSALEM — “Nobody is safe,” Joseph Hazboun says, giving his assessment of the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip, the smaller of the two Palestinian territories in the Holy Land. (PHOTO: RICK SNIZEK)
By RICK SNIZEK, Executive Editor - ASHKELON, Israel — Driving south from Jerusalem toward the border of the Gaza Strip, I wondered how long it would be before the Red Alert app that I had downloaded to my phone on my arrival in Israel would indicate a rocket strike was imminent. (Photo: Rick Snizek)
DISCOVER RI CATHOLIC SCHOOLS!
Are you ready to take the next step on your educational journey? Join us for the High School Placement Test on December 2. It's your opportunity to explore the outstanding Catholic schools in our community. 8th grade students are encouraged to take this test at their 1st choice school, December 2. Click for High Schools contact info and codes.
By Cole DeSantis, Rhode Island Catholic Correspondent - PROVIDENCE — Married couples from throughout the diocese gathered at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on October 22 to participate in an annual Mass honoring those celebrating milestone anniversaries. (PHOTO:COLE DESANTIS)
Saturday, December 2 beginning at 10:30 a.m. concluding with the 5 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence. The day features speakers Rev. Msgr. Anthony Mancini, Cathedral Rector, and Sister Elizabeth Castro, HMSP. Our theme will be: "The coming of Jesus at Christmas and the Mercy of God." Advance registration required. Click for more!
By Cole DeSantis, Rhode Island Catholic Correspondent - PROVIDENCE — “Standing up for life, I realize that the environment in which we do so has grown ever more contentious. But I think sometimes, strangely, that may be a sign of hope,” Bishop Richard G. Henning said at the opening of Human Life Guild Day on Oct. 28. (PHOTO: COLE DESANTIS)
“It would be a day to help communities and each of the baptized to reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel and that, as long as Lazarus lies at the door of our homes (cf. Lk 16:19-21), there can be no justice or social peace. This Day will also represent a genuine form of new evangelization (cf. Mt 11:5) which can renew the face of the Church as She perseveres in her perennial activity of pastoral conversion and witness to mercy.” - Pope Francis
The celebration of Veteran’s Day is an important moment for us to take the time to express our gratitude to those who served honorably in defense of our nation and its liberties... (Photo: Diocesan Office of Catholic Cemeteries)