From Bishop Tobin: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (Feast Day, July 4th)

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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was born in Turin, Italy in 1901. He has been described as a saint for our times, especially for young people. He died on July 4, 1925 from the effects of polio. During his brief but vibrant and joyful life he was a young man of great faith and outstanding holiness […]

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07.06.15: The Fourth of July Observed

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In observance of the 4th of July, the Diocesan Offices located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed on Monday, July 6th, 2015. The offices will re-open Tuesday, July 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Prayer for the 4th of July On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed […]

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Beginning Fri., 07.03.15 – Chancery Office Building Summer Hours

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Please be advised that beginning Friday, July 3rd and running through the month of August, the Chancery Office Building, located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and open Fridays from 8:30am to 1:30pm only. Thank you.

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07.01.15: Assignments

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ASSISTANT PASTORS Reverend Joshua A. Barrow, to summertime Assistant Pastor, St. Thomas More Parish, Narragansett, with continuing Theological Studies in the fall at the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy, effective July 1, 2015 Reverend Nicholas T. Fleming, to summertime resident, St. Philip Parish, Greenville, with continuing Theological Studies in the fall at the Pontifical […]

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07.01.15: Statement from Bishop Tobin on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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Bishop Tobin Encourages Conscientious Objection in Response to the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage: Bishop Tobin stated that he wanted to offer support and encouragement to those who are deeply troubled by the ruling. On a posting on his Facebook page, Bishop Tobin wrote…. A county clerk in Hood Texas isn’t going to issue […]

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Ordination 2015

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The Diocese of Providence rejoices with the ordination of three new priests. Fr. Ryan Simas, Fr. Nicholas Fleming & Fr. Joshua Barrow. May God bless them and the Diocese of Providence with many more holy priests. 07.01.15: Summer assignments of our three new priests 06.27.15 Ordination to Priesthood – Program From Bishop Tobin Join us, […]

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From Bishop Tobin: The Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles (June 29)

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“Father, you fill our hearts with joy as we honor your great apostles: Peter, our leader in the faith and Paul, its fearless preacher. Peter raised up the Church from the faithful flock of Israel. Paul brought your call to the nations and became the teacher of the world. Each in his chosen way gathered […]

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Congratulations to The Rhode Island Catholic and El Catolico de RI

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A big congratulations to The Rhode Island Catholic and its Spanish counterpart El Catolico de RI for winning many prestigious awards at the 2015 Catholic Press Association annual awards program in Buffalo, NY. (Photo: Silvio Cuellar, Editor El Catolico, Laura Kilgus, Assistant Editor, Rhode Island Catholic) AWARDS -Best editorial: 3rd place, El Catolíco, Silvio Cuellar […]

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06.29.15: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

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Saints Peter and Paul are the principle pillars of the Church founded by Christ. Saint Peter was chosen by Christ to be his first Vicar on earth; he was endowed with powers of the keys of the kingdom of heaven (Mt 16:13-19) and charged with the role of Shepherd of Christ’s flock (Jn 21:15-17). In […]

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06.26.15: Statement from Bishop Tobin – The Supreme Court and “Same-Sex Marriage”

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A thousand courts may rule otherwise, but the very notion of “same-sex marriage” is morally wrong and a blatant rejection of God’s plan for the human family. As Pope Francis taught while serving as Archbishop in Argentina: “Same-sex marriage is not simply a political struggle, but it is an attempt to destroy God’s plan. It […]

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