For the Tuesdays of Lent, St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., Providence, is offering Stations of the Cross for people with disabilities and their families beginning at 5 p.m., followed by Holy Mass. Please contact Irma Rodriguez, Director, Office of the Apostolate with People with Disabilities, 401-278-4578, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
The annual Diocesan Basketball Championships began play Saturday, March 11. Over 40 boys and girls teams of student athletes, grades 5 through 10, qualified to participate. The outcome of the first weekend of games can be found on the Catholic Athletic League (CAL) website, calsportsri.org. The Diocesan Tournament finals are this Saturday, March 18 at LaSalle Academy, with 6 games taking place on 2 courts beginning at 9 a.m. Click for more!
St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the time, Ireland was a land of Druids and pagans but Patrick turned to God and wrote his memoir, The Confession. In The Confession, he wrote...
Every so often, the Church’s discipline sparks intrigue, especially in a state as culturally Catholic as Rhode Island. Such was the case last week when The Providence Journal’s food section took up the question of abstinence from meat on St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, the article’s original title — “Corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day? Tobin says no dispensation for RI Catholics” — obfuscates the heart of the matter. To make matters worse, other media outlets picked up the story, implying a farcical battle between the bishop (who is Irish American) and his largely Irish-American flock.
PROVIDENCE — On Monday, March 6, members of the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss two bills of particular interest to the pro-life community. H-5006, popularly known as the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, first proposed on January 6, seeks to expand who can qualify for Medicaid, as well as to expand upon Medicaid coverage and insurance for state employees to include various forms of prenatal, postpartum and other maternity-related medical care, including abortion.
You’ve probably seen the TV commercials for the Progressive Insurance Company in which a counsellor, a “Parenta-life Coach” identified as Dr. Rick, tries to stop young adults from becoming like their parents. Dr. Rick’s goal is to prevent his clients from adopting the little idiosyncrasies, the embarrassing behavior, of their parents in a number of everyday settings, e.g. at the supermarket, at the ballgame, or in an elevator.
EAST PROVIDENCE — It was during his evangelical work in 1948 with The Christophers that the late Father Edward H. Flannery, a former managing editor of the Providence Visitor, began to do research for his later book, “The Anguish of the Jews, Twenty-Three Centuries of Anti-Semitism.” The noted work received six awards, including the National Catholic Book Award in 1966, and was translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese.
PROVIDENCE — The 2023 Faith Formation Convocation will be held in-person at Bryant University on March 18. This special event is an opportunity to grow in personal and missionary discipleship and to encourage one another for the mission of evangelization. The event will feature more than 25 speakers and breakout sessions in both English and Spanish, Holy Mass with Coadjutor Bishop Richard G. Henning, serving as celebrant and homilist, an Exhibitor Showcase, Adoration and Benediction.