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Bishop Tobin’s ‘Without a Doubt’ to return Sept. 4 by popular demand

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Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will resume publication of his biweekly column, “Without a Doubt,” beginning with the Sept. 4 edition of Rhode Island Catholic.  More.

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09.01.14: Labor Day

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The Chancery Office Building, located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed Monday, September 1st, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.  We will re-open Tuesday, September 2nd.  Thank you. Prayer for Labor Day O God, the creator of all things, you framed the law of labor for the human race. Graciously grant, by the […]

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From Bishop Tobin: A New School Year Begins – 7 Secrets to Success

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A happy and blessed new school year to the administrators, teachers, staff and students of all our Catholic Schools. Thank you for your wonderful work and your commitment to Catholic education. As a new school year begins, I propose the following seven secrets to success: • Always promote safety, in and around the school. Safety […]

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From Bishop Tobin: The Catholic Meaning of Labor Day

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I’ve always thought of Labor Day as a bittersweet holiday, a day of mixed signals and emotions. The last of the three great summer holidays, it marks the change of seasons, and the end of summer, even though some of the finest weather of the year is yet to come. For young scholars it means […]

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Rest In Peace Reverend Joseph D. Schenick

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Reverend Joseph D. SCHENICK, 87, pastor emeritus of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Woonsocket, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born in Providence, son of the late Joseph D. and Edith (Lukowski) Schenick, he attended Assumption School and LaSalle Academy in Providence. In preparation for the priesthood, he studied at Our Lady of Providence […]

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08.22.14: Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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“The purpose of the Feast [of the Queenship of Mary, August 22] is that all may recognize more clearly and venerate more devoutly the merciful and motherly sovereignty of her who bore God in her womb” (Ven. Pius XII, Ad. Coeli Reginam). On the day of her Assumption, Mary our Mother was solemnly crowned by […]

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Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit

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ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) — Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop “unjust aggressors” such as Islamic State militants in northeastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. military airstrikes against the militants and said such humanitarian interventions should not be decided on by any […]

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08.15.14: The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” – Luke 1:42 In observance the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation, the Diocesan Office Building located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed Friday, August 15th. The office building re-opens on Monday, […]

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Catholic Charity Appeal Makes History

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Appeal Resources Provide for Those in the Greatest of Need (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence today announced that thanks to the generosity of the faithful and leadership of pastors, its annual Catholic Charity Appeal was the most successful in the history of the diocese. The Appeal funds diocesan ministries that provide […]

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From Bishop Tobin: Please pray for Christians around the world

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Please pray for our brothers and sisters, the Christians in Iraq and around the world who are being persecuted. More here: Report from Iraq: families throwing children from a mountain to keep them from terrorists.

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