+Tobin on Divorced/Remarried

It is not uncommon, when my liberal friends mention approvingly the name "Tobin" that they quickly add, "Indianapolis, not Providence." Yet, Bishop Tom Tobin of Providence penned a column in his diocesan paper that examines the issue of the divorced and remarried and their access to communion that genuinely surprised and delighted me. Money quote: "Nevertheless, my forty-one years as a priest and nearly twenty-two as a bishop have convinced me that the status quo is unacceptable. For the spiritual well-being of the divorced and remarried members of our Catholic Family, for the salvation of their souls, we’ve got to do something!"

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