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Congratulations to The Rhode Island Catholic and El Catolico de RI

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A big congratulations to The Rhode Island Catholic and its Spanish counterpart El Catolico de RI for winning many prestigious awards at the 2015 Catholic Press Association annual awards program in Buffalo, NY. (Photo: Silvio Cuellar, Editor El Catolico, Laura Kilgus, Assistant Editor, Rhode Island Catholic) AWARDS -Best editorial: 3rd place, El Catolíco, Silvio Cuellar […]

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Ordination 2015

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The Diocese of Providence rejoices with the ordination of three new priests. Fr. Ryan Simas, Fr. Nicholas Fleming & Fr. Joshua Barrow. May God bless them and the Diocese of Providence with many more holy priests. 06.27.15 Ordination to Priesthood – Program. From Bishop Tobin. June 26 & 27: Priesthood Ordination and Holy Hour for […]

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From Bishop Tobin: The Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles (June 29)

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“Father, you fill our hearts with joy as we honor your great apostles: Peter, our leader in the faith and Paul, its fearless preacher. Peter raised up the Church from the faithful flock of Israel. Paul brought your call to the nations and became the teacher of the world. Each in his chosen way gathered […]

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06.29.15: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

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Saints Peter and Paul are the principle pillars of the Church founded by Christ. Saint Peter was chosen by Christ to be his first Vicar on earth; he was endowed with powers of the keys of the kingdom of heaven (Mt 16:13-19) and charged with the role of Shepherd of Christ’s flock (Jn 21:15-17). In […]

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06.26.15: Statement from Bishop Tobin – The Supreme Court and “Same-Sex Marriage”

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A thousand courts may rule otherwise, but the very notion of “same-sex marriage” is morally wrong and a blatant rejection of God’s plan for the human family. As Pope Francis taught while serving as Archbishop in Argentina: “Same-sex marriage is not simply a political struggle, but it is an attempt to destroy God’s plan. It […]

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USCCB president calls Supreme Court ruling on marriage ‘tragic error’

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference called the Supreme Court’s June 26 marriage ruling “a tragic error” and he urged Catholics to move forward with faith “in the unchanging truth about marriage being between one man and one woman.” Read more. By Catholic News Service

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June 26 & 27: Priesthood Ordination and Holy Hour for Vocations

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Bishop Tobin to Ordain Three Men to the Priesthood Saturday, June 27 – Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence – 10:00 AM (PROVIDENCE) – The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, will preside at the priesthood ordination of Rev. Mr. Ryan Simas, Rev. Mr. Joshua Barrow and […]

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Bishop Tobin meets with the Candidates for Ordination

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Bishop Tobin meets with Deacon Josh Barrow, Deacon Nicholas Fleming and Deacon Ryan Simas before ordination this Saturday. Please pray for them and for more vocations to the Priesthood. More here.

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UPDATED 06.25.15: “Laudato Si’,” the Holy Father’s encyclical on the environment released

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(06.25.15) Released by the Vatican: Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical letter “Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home.” Read the Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’, of the Holy Father Francis on Care for our Common Home, here.   “This encyclical is aimed at everyone. Let us pray that everyone can receive its message and […]

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Pope: Playing nurse all night, working all day, families are heroic

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The hidden heroes of this world are those family members who still go to work and get the job done after staying up all night tending to a sick loved one, Pope Francis said. Read more. (By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service)

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