- Oct 22, 2020
Two days after a vandal defaced some of the gravestones and a central cross with swastikas at the Dominican Cemetery at Providence College, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence reconsecrated and rededicated the sacred grounds where Dominican friars have been buried since the college’s founding in 1917.
The bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, said it’s his “aspiration” that churches reopen for Pentecost, May 31, “even with a limited number of worshippers if necessary.”
Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to the controversy created by a priest who said he’d deny communion to state legislators who support abortion and then defended his stance by saying abortion is worse than pedophilia.
Rhode Island’s attorney general said Thursday he expects to release a public report later this year with findings from his review of allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the state.
A former Rhode Island priest has sued his old diocese for including his name on a list of clergy “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors.