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7th Annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration with Bishop Tobin: Diocese to Celebrate Milestone Marriages

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Cathedral Mass to Honor Couples Celebrating 25, 40, 50 years and Over Wedding Anniversaries Couples who wish to participate in this special event are asked to register through their parish no later than Friday, August 22nd. The 7th annual “Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration,” at which couples celebrating 25, 40, 50 and over anniversaries will renew […]

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07.18.14: Statement of Bishop Tobin on the Refugee Children Coming to Rhode Island

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The possibility of refugee children coming to Rhode Island calls for some thoughtful reflection. Those who are opposed to the idea are, perhaps, expressing some legitimate concerns. It’s true that our resources are limited and that we have many other important obligations to consider. Our response to this humanitarian crisis, therefore, must be measured and […]

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From Bishop Tobin: A Tribute to Grandparents

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On July 26th, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandparents of Our Lord Jesus. On this occasion it seems fitting to offer a tribute to grandparents and to recall the essential role they play in the transmission of our faith. It seems to […]

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Pope denounces ‘racist, xenophobic’ attitudes toward migrants

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Vatican City, Jul 15, 2014 / 04:21 am (CNA/EWTN News). – In his message for the Mexico-Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development Pope Francis called for a change in the way migrants are viewed, giving particular emphasis to unaccompanied children.  More.

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From Bishop Tobin: Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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The liturgical observance of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, celebrated on July 16, is a wonderful opportunity for faithful Catholics to renew our devotion to Our Blessed Mother, a devotion that is always a beautiful and important part of our Catholic Faith. From Mary’s example we learn good and salvific virtues — to open our […]

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Pope: Prayer is never in vain; work courageously, concretely for peace

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying for peace is never a useless exercise — it keeps evil at bay and helps people not give in to violence, Pope Francis said.  More. (By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service)

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From Bishop Tobin: A Summer Prayer

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God our Father, thank you for summer! Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight. Thank you for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy your creation. Thank you for the increased time I have to be with my family and friends, […]

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USCCB Chairman Urges Obama Administration To Reconsider Proposed Policy To Return Unaccompanied Children To Their Home Countries Without Proper Due Process

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Administration requests fast track authority to return minors Children with valid asylum claims could be returned to their persecutors Bipartisan cooperation needed to humanely address issue WASHINGTON—Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, called upon the Obama Administration, July 2, to reconsider […]

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07.04.14: Fourth of July

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  In observance of the 4th of July, the Diocesan Offices located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014. The offices will re-open Monday, July 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience.       Prayer for the 4th of July On this Independence Day I am reminded of all […]

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06.30.14: Statement on the deaths of the three Israeli youths

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence joins faith communities throughout the world in mourning the tragic and senseless deaths of the three Israeli youths. Acts of violence such of these are deplorable at all times. Pope Francis, during his recent visit to Israel, condemned terrorism and violence. Indeed, he invited the Israeli and Palestinian presidents […]

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