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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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08.11.14: Victory Day

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In observance of Victory Day, the Diocesan Office Building, located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed Monday, August 11th. The office building re-opens on Tuesday, August 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Find a Mass near you for Victory Day. Readings for today. “Our prayer today is one of gratitude, Oh, Lord, that […]

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08.06.14: The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

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The Transfiguration of Christ is the culminating point of His public life, as His Baptism is its starting point, and His Ascension its end. Moreover, this glorious event has been related in detail by St. Matthew (xvii, 1-6), St. Mark (ix, 1-8), and St. Luke (ix, 28-36), while St. Peter (II Pet., i, 16-18) and […]

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From Bishop Tobin: Are You Unhappy With Your Pastor?

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If you find that you are unhappy with and constantly criticizing the priests in your parish, you might consider the following common complaints about priests . . . • If a priest preaches over 10 minutes, he’s long-winded. If his sermon is short, he didn’t prepare it. • If the parish is financially sound, he’s […]

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In latest interview, Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness.  Read more. (By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service)  

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