Without A Doubt
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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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
Last week, in Newport, we held our biennial Priest Convocation in the Diocese of Providence. About 70 priests, roughly a third of our presbyterate, joined together for a couple days of fraternity, … more
The Celebration of All Saints on November 1st is a joyful and blessed day for the Church; it’s a victory celebration for us. On this day we honor the saints, our heroes, members of the Church who … more
Is it just my imagination, or is our world more divided and fractured than ever? It’s certainly true on a national level. Our country is fractured along political, racial and economic fault … more
Today a few thoughts about building bridges and opening doors, themes which have appeared in religious news stories in the last few weeks. On a national, even international level, there’s been a … more
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to so many people whose lives have been shattered by the fearsome hurricanes of the last few weeks. We stand in solidarity with those in Florida, … more
Well, dear readers, I hope you’ve had a very good summer with some personal time for relaxing, recreating and renewing. Hard to believe that it’s passed so quickly and that we’ve now re-entered … more
A few random thoughts before I take a little break for summer . . . ** It’s just two years since the publication of Laudato Si, the historic encyclical of Pope Francis that calls us to a renewed … more
The readings for daily Mass this week have been taken from the Book of Tobit, one of the most colorful and interesting books of the Bible. (And by the way, that’s Tobit, not Tobin!) According to … more
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