Bishop Thomas Tobin

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Bishop Tells Catholics to Avoid 'Pride Month' Events

Thomas Tobin faces backlash after tweet

(Newser) - Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop on Sunday defended a tweet urging Catholics to not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, saying it was his obligation to teach the faith "clearly and compassionately, even on very difficult and sensitive issues." Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin sparked...

RI Bishop: Vote Mother Teresa for Governor

Anti-abortion vote won't be wasted, Tobin says

(Newser) - As a deceased Albanian citizen who was never a regular resident of Rhode Island, Mother Teresa may not be the most obvious candidate for governor—but the state's top Catholic says she's a better choice than anybody on the ballot. Democratic nominee Gina Raimondo and Republican challenger Allan...

Rhode Island Bishop: Don't Even Attend Gay Weddings

Thomas Tobin isn't taking Rhode Island's new law well

(Newser) - Providence bishop Thomas Tobin caused a bit of a stir yesterday with a post on the diocese's website responding to Rhode Island's new marriage equality law . Tobin wrote that Catholics should "examine their consciences very carefully before deciding whether or not to endorse same-sex relationships or attend...

Zip It on Communion Ban: Bishop to Kennedy
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Zip It on Communion Ban: Bishop to Kennedy

Tobin thinks Patrick's spiritual matters should be left private

(Newser) - The bishop who had the nerve to tell a Kennedy not to take communion—because he supports abortion rights—is steamed that he blabbed about it. “I am disappointed that the congressman would make public my pastoral and confidential request,” says Bishop Thomas Tobin of Patrick Kennedy. He...

RI Bishop Disses Kennedy Over Pro-Choice Stance
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RI Bishop Disses Kennedy Over Pro-Choice Stance

Spat over Patrick's position on abortion escalates

(Newser) - Health care reform, the cause of his father's life, has made Rep. Patrick Kennedy persona non grata in his Rhode Island parish—thanks to the furor over publicly funded abortion. As the debate rages, Bishop Thomas Tobin has told the only public servant remaining in America's most famous Catholic family...

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