- Jul 12, 2020
Two days after a vandal defaced some of the gravestones and a central cross with swastikas at the Dominican Cemetery at Providence College, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence reconsecrated and rededicated the sacred grounds where Dominican friars have been buried since the college’s founding in 1917.
The level of access health care facilities have granted to chaplains ministering to the sick and dying has varied, with most bedside visits disallowed altogether at the height of the pandemic out of extreme caution to prevent the virus from spreading further among the general population.
A former Catholic priest in Rhode Island is accused of using parish money to make $40,000 in purchases before leaving the priesthood in 2019.
The bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, said it’s his “aspiration” that churches reopen for Pentecost, May 31, “even with a limited number of worshippers if necessary.”
The Rhode Island Special Olympics is the latest major sporting event to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving athletes heartbroken but hopeful as they look ahead to competing and sharing their gifts with the state once again.