Without A Doubt
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. (John F. Kennedy) This quote from President Kennedy seems appropriate as we think about … more
“Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty if we are strong, and most of them are fruitless toil, for they pass quickly and we drift away.” (Ps 90:10) These words of the Bible have … more
Sometimes people are sort of surprised that bishops, when not in the public spotlight, lead relatively normal lives. We eat and drink, rest and recreate, have cats and dogs, struggle with … more
Wash yourselves clean! Put away misdeeds from before my eyes. Cease doing evil, learn to do good. (Is 1: 16-17) Every once-in-a-while you come across a scripture verse that seems to summarize the … more
According to the dictionary, a triptych is “a set of three associated artistic, literary or musical works intended to be appreciated together.” And that’s my intention here — to highlight … more
The impending collision of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day on the calendar this year might seem like in insurmountable conflict to some, and understandably so, for after all, the themes of one … more
So, a man died and went to heaven. He was met at the pearly gates by St. Peter who led him down the golden streets. They passed stately homes and beautiful mansions until they came to the end of the … more
Since we took some time off for the holidays, we need to catch up on a few items. *** First, once again, a word of sincere thanks to all those who helped to make my 25th Anniversary of Ordination … more
This Without a Doubt Column was originally printed Rhode Island Catholic on Thursday, December 15, 2016. My mom loved Christmas. Each year it quickened her step and lifted her spirits, creating a … more
Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events … more
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