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Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence

Providence bishop encourages mask wearing, but it is not a condition for attending Mass

Dec 21, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Bishop of Providence clarified Thursday that despite Rhode Island’s re-imposed mask mandate, people will be permitted to attend Mass... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for Eric Talley, March 29, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo.

Father James Jackson wrote about sex abuse scandals, called McCarrick a 'creep'

Nov 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

In the weeks leading up to his arrest on child pornography charges, Father James W. Jackson wrote at length about... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for slain Boulder police officer Eric Talley on March 29, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado

FSSP priest faces new federal child pornography charges

Federal authorities have filed additional child pornography charges against Father James W. Jackson, who was arrested Oct. 30 after Rhode... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for slain Boulder police officer Eric Talley on March 29, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado

FSSP pastor arrested on child pornography charges in Providence

Oct 31, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Father James Jackson, 66, the pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, is accused of possession of child... Read more

Congressman James Langevin.

Providence bishop: Catholic congressman's abortion position 'terribly disappointing'

Sep 10, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Tomas Tobin of Providence on Thursday lambasted a local congressman’s newspaper editorial which explains his support for federally codifying... Read more

A family prays at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, June 2020

Providence diocese relaxes restrictions at liturgies

Apr 28, 2021

The Diocese of Providence is transitioning toward “normal liturgical practices” following new public health guidelines from the state of Rhode... Read more

Providence diocese opposes bill expanding liability for child sex abuse

Mar 26, 2021

The Diocese of Providence is opposing a bill that would allow survivors of child sex abuse to sue institutions which... Read more

Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island. Via Shutterstock

Providence diocese won't comment on bill expanding liability for child sex abuse

Mar 3, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Providence is refusing to comment on a bill that would provide increased opportunities for victims of child... Read more

Seminarians for the Diocese of Providence. Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Providence Seminary.

Prayers answered: Diocese of Providence sees decades-high number of new seminarians  

Aug 6, 2020

By Perry West

The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year - the highest number of incoming seminarians... Read more

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence.

Providence bishop calls for evangelization, renewal after coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence reflected Sunday on the potential outcome of the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging Catholics to develop plans... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

After priest says pedophilia 'doesn't kill anyone,' Bishop Tobin responds

Feb 13, 2020

Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to controversy over a series of remarks from a priest in his diocese, which... Read more