Without A Doubt
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
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When I was named a bishop seventeen years ago, one of my seminary classmates called to offer his congratulations and prayerful support. He added, though, “Frankly, Tom, when I heard that one of our classmates was named a bishop, yours wasn’t the first name that came to mind.” more
So, the mini-crisis in the National Football League is behind us. Even the most casual of football fans followed the story with interest, even anxiety, and in fact the story had enough importance that it transcended the sports pages to become national news. more
Perhaps you’ve noticed the devotional prayers that appear frequently in the Catholic press, in this newspaper and others, prayers addressed to Jesus, our Blessed Mother or one of the saints. more
I saw a “Peanuts” cartoon recently that seemed especially timely. The kids are playing baseball and little Linus, in full catcher’s gear walks out to the pitcher’s mound and announces to Charlie Brown, “The bases are loaded again, and there’s still nobody out.” “So what do you think?” asks Charlie Brown. more
This year on January 22nd we observed a truly sad milestone – the 40th anniversary of the day on which the U.S. Supreme Court issued its infamous decision, Roe v. Wade, that opened the floodgates of abortion in our nation. Since then it’s estimated that 55 million abortions have been performed. more
The beginning of a new school year and a return to a typical work routine marks the reappearance of one of our favorite indoor sports – administration. Here I refer to the meetings and memos, the correspondence and consultation, the budgets and ballots that are intrinsic to the life of the Church today. more
The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. (Luke 2: 10-11) more
This obituary of my grandfather, Michael, was sent to me by a distant cousin who has done considerable work with the family tree. more
I probably would have written this article anyhow, so distressed was I. But then I received an invitation to attend a fundraising luncheon for presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, and that absolutely confirmed my decision. The fundraiser is scheduled for Providence next week. For $500 I could attend a reception with the former New York City Mayor. For $1,500 I could attend a reception with a photo op. The first thought that came to my mind is that I’m not charging enough for my Confirmation photos! more
At the Cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last. more
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