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Father James Jackson, FSSP, delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for slain Boulder police officer Eric Talley on March 29, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

Trial date set in June for Father James Jackson’s child pornography case

May 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The federal child pornography case against Providence, Rhode Island, priest Father James Jackson is scheduled to begin on June 20. Read more

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence

Providence bishop encourages mask wearing, but it is not a condition for attending Mass

Dec 21, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Bishop of Providence clarified Thursday that despite Rhode Island’s re-imposed mask mandate, people will be permitted to attend Mass... Read more

Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island. Via Shutterstock

Providence diocese won't comment on bill expanding liability for child sex abuse

Mar 3, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Providence is refusing to comment on a bill that would provide increased opportunities for victims of child... Read more

Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island. Via Shutterstock

Catholic governor signs law enshrining abortion access

Jun 20, 2019

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the Reproductive Privacy Act on Wednesday. The act codifies the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into state... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

State abortion battles continue in Rhode Island, Michigan, Alabama

May 14, 2019

Several states are considering new abortion measures, as the nation-wide trend of legislatures passing new laws to restrict or entrench... Read more

How Rhode Island is thinking about restricting online porn

Mar 7, 2018

A bill introduced in Rhode Island last week would block online pornography unless viewers confirm that they are at least... Read more