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THE ROMAN CATHOLIC Diocese of Providence announced Monday that church services will be suspended until further notice starting Tuesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Diocese of Providence suspending church services until further notice

PROVIDENCE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence will suspend all public Mass celebrations until further notice beginning Tuesday following the recommendation from state...
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC Diocese of Providence said Thursday that parishioners are not obligated to attend church on Sundays through March 29. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Diocese of Providence: Parishioners temporarily not obligated to attend Sunday church

PROVIDENCE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence said Thursday that effective immediately parishioners will not be obligated to attend church on Sundays through...
THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S Office and the R.I. State Police will have access to records from the Diocese of Providence related to child sexual abuse allegations dating back to the 1950s. The landmark Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is the symbol of the diocese. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

A.G.’s office and State Police get access to child sex abuse...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence to gain access...
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

Nurses to protest as St. Joseph’s pension receivership unfolds

PROVIDENCE — The St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan, in receivership and requiring $43 million to fully fund, may cut benefits...

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