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2015 Diocesan Appeal underway

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PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence this week began its 90th annual Catholic Charity Appeal with an initial mailing to 70,000 individuals seeking generous contributions to the campaign, which provides crucial support for the numerous programs and ministries that allow the diocese to do God’s work in communities across the state. More.  

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Notice advising faithful of R.I. ‘churches’ not affiliated with Roman Catholic Church

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PROVIDENCE — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence occasionally issues an advisory regarding some local “churches” that appear to be Roman Catholic but are not, thus causing considerable confusion for our parish priests and their parishioners. It is especially problematic when Catholics approach these “churches” for the Sacrament of Matrimony. More.

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Sun., Jan. 25 to Sat., Jan. 31: Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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With activities like dancing in class and spelling bees, Masses and open houses, as well as sport tournaments and fundraisers, students, educators and parishioners throughout the country are looking forward to National Catholic Schools Week. This year, which marks the 41st anniversary of the annual event, focuses on the value of a Catholic education, with […]

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From Bishop Tobin: Without A Doubt – The “Throwaway Culture” Has Arrived at Our Doorstep

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Pope Francis has frequently used the phrase “throwaway culture” to lament the very casual way in which we dispose of unwanted members of the human family when they’re deemed burdensome, inconvenient or useless. While the Holy Father has applied this theme to a number of situations, it seems especially fitting to consider its relevance to […]

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Wed., 01.28.15: Chancery Office Building to open at 12 noon

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The Chancery Office Building located at One Cathedral Square will open Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 12 noon.

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01.27.15: Diocesan Office Building Closed

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Due to the impending severe snow storm, the Diocesan Office Building located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

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01.26.15: Chancery Closing Today at 1:30pm

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Please be advised that due to the severity of the approaching snow storm, the Diocesan Offices located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closing at 1:30pm today, Monday, January 26, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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01.22.14: Assignments

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Pastors Reverend Robert H. Forcier, from Pastor, St. Paul Parish, Cranston, to Pastor, St. Augustine Parish, Providence, effective February 17, 2015. Reverend Adam A. Young, from Assistant Pastor, St. Augustine Parish, Providence, to Pastor, St. Paul Parish, Cranston, effective February 17, 2015.

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From Bishop Tobin: The Terrible Human Cost of Abortion

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From Fr. George Rutler (Pastor of the Church of St. Michael, New York City): “Last year at this time, I cited a statistical abstract using the ratio of professions to population and the number of infants aborted. The resulting estimate showed that in the last 35 years, those lives destroyed could have included: two U.S. […]

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01.15.15: Audit report shows positive fiscal outlook for diocese

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PROVIDENCE — In a year which the Diocese of Providence saw double-digit increases in both its net assets and long-term investments, and garnered the highest total of contributions in the history of its annual Catholic Charity Appeal, officials say the diocese is fiscally stable and continues to make good progress in reaching its financial goals. […]

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