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Pentecost Sunday

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Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). It is the 50th day after Easter (counting both Easter and Pentecost). On the day of Pentecost when the seven weeks […]

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ACTION ALERT: Assisted Suicide Hearing Thurs., May 28

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An Assisted Suicide bill is up for a hearing at the State House by the Senate Committee on Judiciary this Thursday, May 28th. The Rhode Island Catholic Conference needs you to join us in OPPOSING this bad public policy. Assisted Suicide gives the weakest in our society a false belief that their life does not […]

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Diocese Announces New Mobile Application

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(PROVIDENCE) – The faithful of the Diocese of Providence and far beyond will now have a new way to connect with the diocese through their smartphone and hand-held device. The Diocese has launched its Mobile Phone App, moving evangelization efforts further into the digital era and keeping the faithful plugged in to what is going […]

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From Bishop Tobin: A Prayer for Memorial Day

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“God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, so that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them […]

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05.25.15: Memorial Day Masses at Our Catholic Cemeteries

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The Diocese of Providence Office of Catholic Cemeteries announces the schedule of Memorial Day Masses to be held at the following Diocesan Cemeteries on Monday, May 25th at 10:00 am – schedule here. Everyone welcome. NOTE:  The Chancery Office Building, located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial […]

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Reflection for the month of Mary

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As the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary has a unique position among the saints, indeed, among all creatures. She is exalted, yet still one of us. Redeemed by reason of the merits of her Son and united to Him by a close and indissoluble tie, she is endowed with the high office and dignity […]

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Diocese to Present Awards to 14 Individuals and Little Flower Home

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Recognition to take Place at Awards Dinner to Benefit Diocesan Catholic Schools (PROVIDENCE RI)—The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence will honor 14 individuals and the Little Flower Home for their service to the Church and community at a dinner on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln. Proceeds […]

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In family relations, good manners are no joke, pope says at audience

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The closer two people are to each other, the more care is required in respecting the other’s freedom and feelings, Pope Francis said.  More. By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

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Bishop Tobin’s Without A Doubt: On a Scale of 1 – 10, How Cranky Are You?

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Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. (Mahatma Gandhi) Read more.

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From Bishop Tobin: This Pentecost We Really Need the Holy Spirit

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The Pew Research Center Survey just released reveals the following: • Currently, nearly 23% of American adults describe themselves as “unaffiliated” from religion. • The Christian share of adults in the United States has declined by five million persons, 8 percentage points, in just the last seven years. • Nearly 13% of all Americans are […]

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