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TEMPORAL RETREAT: Declining attendance is creating real estate opportunities as the Catholic church moves to sell a number of its properties in the Diocese of Providence to private developers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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Catholic dioceses are contracting, creating unique opportunities for the right buyers.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
DECLINING ATTENDANCE: Monsignor Raymond Bastia, vicar of finance for the Diocese of Providence, said scandals involving priests who have been convicted of molestation have been a contributing factor to declining attendance at parishes, but other factors, such as a shortage of parish priests and a shift in American culture away from organized religions, also weigh heavily in the situation the Catholic Church is facing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Catholic dioceses are contracting, creating unique opportunities for the right buyers

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence, was the boyhood church of Monsignor Raymond Bastia, now the vicar...
MORE THAN 2,700 current and former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were affected by the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan's funding problems. Above, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

Should any entity make whole the pensions of current and future...

When the pension plan that covers current and former employees of St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima hospitals was sent into receivership, the...
THE RHODE ISLAND DELEGATION announced $250,000 for the Rhode Island Citizenship Consortium to assist permanent residents with the naturalization process. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. delegation announces $250K for Rhode Island Citizenship Consortium

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Citizenship Consortium will receive $250,000 to assist permanent residents with the nationalization process, the Rhode Island delegation announced Friday...
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