Bishop Tobin

When Catholics Fight Back

SB 360, also known as Senate Bill 360, a proposal requiring priests in California to break the sacramental seal of confession, was placed on hold by its sponsor, State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), on 9 June, right before a hearing on the bill. For months before the vote, activists in California, across the nation, [...]

Bishop Tobin Attacked for Speaking a Plain Truth

A few days ago, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence sent out a message that within living memory absolutely no mother or father, liberal or conservative, Christian or Jewish or secular, or anyone old or young would have considered to be controversial. He said, gently, that it was not good for parents to take their children [...]

Taking Our Greatest Gifts for Granted

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island, probably most familiar to InsideCatholic readers for his dust-up with Rep. Patrick Kennedy last November, has recently turned his attention to matters of considerably less interest to the national media -- but one of even more gravity and importance to us Catholics: the Eucharist. ...as Catholics we have the [...]

Friday Free-for-All

Time for a few Friday links: Rhode Island Representative Patrick Kennedy has announced that he won't be running for reelection. No word on whether it's because he's tired of tangling with Bishop Tobin. President Obama appears ready to shut down Constellation, NASA's manned space exploration program. Some say that the cost-benefit analysis simply makes sense, [...]

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