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07.28 & 08.04: Ordination of the Priesthood to Air on Rhode Island Catholic Hour

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(PROVIDENCE) – The Diocese of Providence Office of Communications has announced a special presentation of the Ordination to the Priesthood to be featured on Rhode Island Catholic Hour. The first Hour of the Liturgy airs on Tuesday, July 28 at 9:00am and 9:00pm and continues on Tuesday, August 4th at 9:00am and 9:00pm on Cox […]

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25th, 40th, 50th or Over Wedding Anniversary Celebration

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The Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment of the Diocese of Providence is sponsoring the ninth annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00 pm at the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, Providence. Married couples who are celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or Over 50 years wedding anniversaries in 2015 will be […]

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Bishop urges political leaders to repudiate Planned Parenthood, end public funding

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Undercover video ‘horrifying, heartbreaking,’ says congresswoman PROVIDENCE — If there was any doubt about the evil agenda of Planned Parenthood, that doubt has been dispelled by the video released July 14 appearing to show the sale of body parts of aborted babies, said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin in a statement released on Tuesday.  Read more. […]

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EDITORIAL: Fetuses aborted with precision to preserve value on research market

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A recently released undercover video records a senior director at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. In it, the physician explains how the abortive procedures are altered at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities so the baby’s body parts and internal organs could be removed intact in order that they may be sold to researchers for the highest dollar. […]

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Educate young to care for others, for the earth, pope tells teachers

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QUITO, Ecuador (CNS) — Education is a right and a privilege that should impart not only knowledge and skills, but also a sense of responsibility for others and for the earth, Pope Francis told representatives of Ecuadorean schools and universities.  Read more. (By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service)

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Bishop Tobin urges political leaders to repudiate Planned Parenthood and end public funding

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If there was any doubt about the evil agenda of Planned Parenthood, that doubt has been dispelled by the recent video showing the sale of body parts of aborted babies. This disgusting and depraved practice should be condemned by everyone with a conscience, everyone committed to the defense of human life and dignity. It is […]

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UPDATED 07.23.15: “Laudato Si’,” the Holy Father’s encyclical on the environment released

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Released by the Vatican: Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical letter “Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home.” Read the Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’, of the Holy Father Francis on Care for our Common Home, here.   “This encyclical is aimed at everyone. Let us pray that everyone can receive its message and grow […]

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Pope to activists: Defend the earth, demand economic reform

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SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (CNS) — Meeting with an international gathering of grassroots activists, Pope Francis not only encouraged, but tried to add fuel to their fire for “standing up to an idolatrous (economic) system which excludes, debases and kills.”  Read more. (By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service)

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Close to home, pope highlights need for cooperation for common good

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CAACUPE, Paraguay (CNS) — Pope Francis was as close to home as he has been since becoming pope in March 2013 as he celebrated Mass at Paraguay’s popular shrine of Our Lady of Miracles of Caacupe. Read more. (By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service)

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Statement on the recent vandalism near churches

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Statement from the Diocese of Providence regarding recent vandalism The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence is very concerned about the recent acts of vandalism near some of our churches. The Church has full confidence that authorities will do a thorough investigation. We continue to encourage members of the Catholic Church to remain very vigilant about […]

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