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Diocese of Providence

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A family prays at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, June 2020

Providence diocese relaxes restrictions at liturgies

The Diocese of Providence is transitioning toward “normal liturgical practices” following new public health guidelines from the state of Rhode... Read more

Providence diocese opposes bill expanding liability for child sex abuse

The Diocese of Providence is opposing a bill that would allow survivors of child sex abuse to sue institutions which... 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

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

Seminarians for the Diocese of Providence. Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Providence Seminary.

Prayers answered: Diocese of Providence sees decades-high number of new seminarians  

The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year - the highest number of incoming seminarians... Read more

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence.

Providence bishop calls for evangelization, renewal after coronavirus

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence reflected Sunday on the potential outcome of the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging Catholics to develop plans... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

After priest says pedophilia 'doesn't kill anyone,' Bishop Tobin responds

Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to controversy over a series of remarks from a priest in his diocese, which... Read more