Summer is a time when many of us take a step back from our normal routines and unwind a little bit. The slower schedule at work and school, and the nicer weather (at least here in the north), afford us the opportunity to rest, relax, recreate and recharge – perhaps by spending some time with family and friends, traveling somewhere pleasant, or just sitting on the front porch catching-up with the neighbors.
Fans of the venerable TV program, the “Andy Griffith Show” will immediately recognize the names of the principal players: Sheriff Andy Taylor, Deputy Barney Fife, Opie Taylor, and Aunt Bee. They were surrounded by a motley group of colorful characters including Floyd the Barber, Gomer, Goober, Helen, Thelma Lou, and, of course, Otis Campbell...
I’m a lifelong baseball fan. As a kid growing up in Pittsburgh I followed the Pirates and cheered for players like Bill Mazeroski, Bob Friend, Elroy Face, and the incomparable Roberto Clemente. My devotion to baseball provided a lot of happy, exciting summer days and nights.
Watch Bishop's interview on WJAR NBC 10 News from Thursday, April 22, speaking out for the first time about his experience getting vaccinated against COVID-19 (https://turnto10.com/news/local/tobin-on-getting-vaccinated-its-the-right-thing-to-do).
A few years back, my nephew, who was still living in New England at the time, was coming to Providence to join me for dinner. Actually he was coming to Providence to cook dinner for me, because I don’t cook.
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin celebrated Mass on Friday, March 19, at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence, marking the Solemnity of St. Joseph, a very beautiful and important feast day in the life of the Church.
At the end of a recent media interview that focused on my use of Twitter – which has sometimes been controversial I guess – the reporter asked me, “If Jesus were still on earth, do you think he would tweet?”...