Lumen Gentium award winners announced

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Recipients live Gospel with ‘convincing joy and hope,’ says Bishop PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence has announced the 15 individuals or groups who will be honored for their service to the church and community during a May banquet dinner, whose proceeds will be used to help make a Catholic education more affordable for students […]

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03.02.15: From Bishop Tobin – A Call to Month of Prayer and Sacrifice for Persecuted Christians Around the World

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March 2, 2015 Monday of the Second Week of Lent Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. . . . If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it.” (Cf: I Cor […]

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Rest in Peace Rev. James H. Duhaime

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Reverend James H. Duhaime, 85, senior priest of the Diocese of Providence, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Villa at Saint Antoine, North Smithfield. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of the late Albert and Marie L. (Breard) Duhaime, he attended St. Charles School and LaSalle Academy in Providence, and Bryant College in […]

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During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance. More. By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

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Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Real fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one’s life for those in need and those who have sinned and need healing, Pope Francis said. More. By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

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From Bishop Tobin: A Prayer for Persecuted Christians around the World

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During this Season of Lent, please offer the following prayer for our fellow Christians, our brothers and sisters in faith, who are suffering persecution, violence and martyrdom every day solely because of their religious faith and their commitment to Christ, the Suffering Servant: “O God, who in your inscrutable providence will that the Church be […]

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SURVEY IS CLOSED – Faithful Invited to Participate in Worldwide Vatican Survey

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Pope seeks input on recent work of Bishops on matters of the family PROVIDENCE — Making headlines around the world for the exuberance with which he has reached out to evangelize to his flock, Pope Francis has indicated he intends to make public this year a document — constructed with much input from the faithful […]

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02.24.15: Holy Hour for Vocations with Bishop Tobin

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Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will preside at a Holy Hour for Vocations on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at SS John & Paul Church, 341 South Main St., Coventry, at 6:30 PM. Please join us in prayer for vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Providence.

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Bishop Tobin’s WITHOUT A DOUBT: “We’ve Fallen and We Can’t Get Up”

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I’m sure you’ve seen the commercial. An elderly lady has fallen down the steps in her home, is seriously injured and unable to move to the telephone when she cries out, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” The commercial promotes Life Alert Emergency Response, a medical alert pendant that’s used to notify dispatchers […]

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02.18.15: Bishop Tobin to celebrate Mass on Ash Wednesday

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“Dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.” – Genesis 3:19 The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, will celebrate a 12:05 p.m. Mass on Ash Wednesday in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Providence. On Ash Wednesday, February 18th, Catholics begin the forty-day season called Lent which precedes the celebration […]

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