• Providence bishop declares 2017 as Marian Year

    Providence bishop declares 2017 as Marian Year

    • Jan 1, 2017

    “It’s going to be an important year in the church because it’s the 100th anniversary of Mary’s apparitions at Fatima and we’re going to be celebrating that particular event in the diocese along with the universal church,” said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence.

  • Outspoken RI Bishop Tobin: 'I don't use a lot of filters'

    • Nov 12, 2014

    BALTIMORE — Days before this month’s midterm elections, Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin suggested that Rhode Island Catholics not vote for either Democratic or Republican gubernatorial candidate because they both favored abortion rights — “a pathetic spectacle.” Write in the name of Mother Teresa instead, he said. As the Synod of

  • RI bishop: Synod process is ‘rather Protestant’

    • Oct 21, 2014

    Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island has called on Catholics to “relax” following the tumultuous synod on the family, but nonetheless expressed concern over how bishops, cardinals, and even the pope conducted themselves earlier this month. “Have we learned that it’s probably not a good idea to publish half-baked