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Sun., 04.26.15: World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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This weekend the Church celebrates the 52nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations following the Lord’s call to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Let us pray daily that men will respond to God’s call to the priesthood in the Diocese of Providence. Pope Francis […]

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04.23.15: Diocese Names State Police Major Kevin M. O’Brien as the New Director of Compliance

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(PROVIDENCE, R.I.)-The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, today announced the appointment Major Kevin M. O’Brien, a Rhode Island State Police Officer, as the new Director of Compliance. O’Brien comes to the diocese with more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement. He officially begins on June […]

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Finance Committee hears testimony on proposed education budget cuts

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PROVIDENCE — Several Catholic school parents and students offered their testimony last week before the House Finance Committee, which is considering Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, one which seeks to eliminate funding for cross district busing and free textbooks on loan for students attending all non-public schools across the state. […]

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Diocese Offer of Proper Burial for Unborn Baby Still Stands

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence remains in contact with authorities and stands ready to provide a proper Christian burial for the unborn baby whose body was found in an East Providence sewage facility in January. Authorities have explained that their investigation could take some time, but the diocese offer of providing a decent and […]

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Lawmakers consider assisted suicide bill

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PROVIDENCE — Although the bill before the General Assembly is called the “Compassionate Care Act,” those who are opposed to the legalization of Assisted Suicide in Rhode Island say the proposed legislation is anything but compassionate to those faced with a terminal illness. More. Rick Snizek, Editor, RI Catholic

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Bishop Tobin’s WITHOUT A DOUBT: Why I Don’t Use Email

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I was going to write about this topic anyhow, but the fact that I was accosted (in a friendly sort of way) by a nice lady after a recent parish event encouraged me to do so sooner, rather than later. The topic – using email.  More.  

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Share Easter joy, defend persecuted Christians, pope says

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians live the joy of the Resurrection when they share a smile with someone, weep with those who mourn and defend the rights of those persecuted for their faith, Pope Francis said. More. By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

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RI CATHOLIC EDITORIAL: Seeking justice for persecuted Christians

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Islamic Jihadis butchered 147 Christian students in Kenya. In recent weeks, the Islamic State known as the ISIS militant group proudly released a video showing that 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya were beheaded by their hands. On Easter Sunday, Christian churches were bombed in Syria and Egypt. ISIS has now declared that it is […]

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ACTION ALERT: Please Help Restore Cross-District Transportation & Textbook Assistance for RI Catholic Schools (UPDATED)

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**Please act now in support of restoring cross-district transportation & textbook assistance for RI Catholic Schools! CLICK HERE!** The House Committee on Finance meets Tuesday, April 14th at the Rise of the House in Room 35 at the RI State House on this important issue. Learn more here – ARTICLE 6 RELATING TO EDUCATION – […]

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04.14.15: Holy Hour for Vocations with Bishop Tobin

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Please join Bishop Tobin in prayer for vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Providence as he presides at the monthly Holy Hour for Vocations on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM at St. John Paul II Parish in St. Leo Church, 697 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Let us unite in prayer that many […]

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