Bishop Tobin

Catholic Socialism Isn’t Catholic

My readership and the traditionalists in my parish exploded at the recent Catholic Herald article, titled "The Catholic turn to socialism is something to celebrate." I am surrounded by socialists at work and have a lot of time for those with their hearts in the right place, especially regarding social justice. That said, I thought [...]

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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