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Despite Pope’s message, R.I. bishop to continue to speak against gay marriage

Friday, September 20, 2013
Bishop Thomas Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, known for his activism against legalizing same-sex marriage, struck a conciliatory tone Friday after Pope Francis criticized the Catholic Church for being too obsessed with gays and abortion, but signaled little change in his anti-gay activism. [...]

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R.I. bishop switches from Democrat to Republican over gay marriage, abortion

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Bishop Thomas Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Roman Catholic bishop of Providence says he has become a registered Republican because he can not be associated with the Democratic party's views on abortion and same-sex marriage. [...]

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R.I. bishop warns Catholics against attending ‘immoral’ gay weddings

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin issued a warning to Catholics this week that are not free to “endorse or ignore immoral or destructive behavior,” and advised against attending any gay weddings now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in Rhode Island. [...]

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R.I. bishop: Same-sex marriage a ‘grave risk to our spiritual well being’

Monday, April 22, 2013
Bishop Thomas Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin on Monday warned the Rhode Island state legislature that legalizing same-sex marriage would be a "grave risk to our spiritual well being and the common good." [...]

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Bishop: R.I. should hold off on marriage equality bill until Supreme Court rules

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Bishop Thomas Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island's Roman Catholic leader said Wednesday that state lawmakers should hold off on acting on a marriage equality bill while the U.S. Supreme Court considers the issue. [...]

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Rhode Island bishop says same-sex marriage ‘unnecessary, immoral’

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Thomas J. Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin is urging Rhode Island state lawmakers to reject the latest proposal to legalize same-sex marriage, calling it "immoral and unnecessary." [...]

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Rhode Island Bishop on civil unions: ‘God will pass judgment upon our state’

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thomas J. Tobin
Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, on Thursday sent a warning to Rhode Islanders of God’s wrath for the passage of same-sex civil unions, and forbade Catholics from entering into such unions. [...]

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