CRS Rice Bowl visits Timor-Leste where we meet families who are digging ponds to raise fish for food and building special gardens that protect crops from floods and droughts. When we support others—whether they are in our community or halfway around the world—we are following Jesus’ example and answering his call to care for other. Watch now!
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 9am - 10:45am at St. Adalbert Church, 866 Atwells Avenue, Providence. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of his soul on Saturday, March 13, at 11am at St. Adalbert Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, West Warwick.
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM IRAQ (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s commitment to dialogue with other churches and with other religions flows from the Gospel, but Pope Francis said he knows some Catholics disagree. “Often you must take a risk” to promote harmony, he told reporters March 8 as he flew back to Rome from Baghdad. “There are some criticisms: ‘The pope isn’t courageous, he’s reckless.’ He’s doing things against Catholic doctrine. He’s a step away from heresy.'”
As Pope Francis was packing his bags to go to Iraq March 5-8, the news was filled with signals that it might not be the best time; Iraq is experiencing a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sporadic violence afflicting the country was increasing with bomb and rocket attacks.
CRS Rice Bowl visits El Salvador where we meet young people like Edwin Carlos, who are learning technical skills that will help farmers restore the health of their land. Just as people need vitamins to grow and stay healthy, the land needs healthy ingredients too. Jesus reminds us that we are called to take care of the Earth because it is God’s gift to us.
PROVIDENCE — Last March, as the Diocese of Providence was on the threshold of hosting its 53rd annual Faith Formation Convocation, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused life as we knew it to ground suddenly to a halt.