Monday, May 24, 2010

Bishop Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island Will Discuss “Effective Faith” During Live CatholicTV Interview


Bishop Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island Will Discuss "Effective Faith" During Live CatholicTV Interview

BOSTON- On June 4th, Bishop Thomas Tobin will appear in an interview on the live CatholicTV talk show "This is the Day". Bishop Tobin will discuss his new book "Effective Faith" and the ideas and spirituality within the book.

This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at and on CatholicTV. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM.

Katherine Haas of Catholic News Agency said of Tobin's book, "Effective Faith isn't a bombshell to the faithful, or even to the once-faithful or the not-so-faithful. Instead, it's a nuts and bolts approach to being a Catholic.

Bishop Tobin isn't trying to scare his readers into going back to church. He's not leaving a trail of cake crumbs leading towards heaven either. What each of his columns does is give a basic explanation of the Church's teaching on a particular issue or a personal insight into daily life from the eyes of a real, live Catholic bishop."

In an excerpt from the book, Tobin suggests that if you are faced with a dilemma where faith and work collide, "Quit your job and save your soul," he advises.

The book is broken into four sections — "Everyday Faith," "Faith and My Life," "Faith Through the Seasons" and "Faith Through the Life of the Church."

John Franko, a writer with the Pittsburgh Catholic, wrote "One of his trademarks is that he does not shy away from tackling controversial subjects. The book offers reflections on "Abortion," "Civil Rights and Human Life," "Why ‘Gay Marriage' Is Wrong," "Racism: It's Bigger Than Imus," "Catholic Preaching: Powerful or Pitiful?" and "When Preachers Fall from Grace."

In the book's foreword, Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston praised Bishop Tobin for his skill in providing an accessible and effective means of sharing the faith through his columns."

Bishop Thomas Tobin is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bishop Tobin was named Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh and Titular Bishop of Novica by Pope John Paul II on November 3, 1992. He was ordained to the Episcopacy on December 27, 1992. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin was installed as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, on February 2, 1996.

Bishop Tobin was named eighth Bishop of Providence by Pope John Paul II on March 31, 2005

More information on "Effective Faith" and Bishop Thomas Tobin can be found at Proceeds from the sale of Effective Faith: Faith that Makes a Difference will benefit a number of charitable organizations throughout the Diocese of Providence. Bishop Tobin receives no royalties or profits from the sale of this book.

Episodes of This is the Day are posted on the site's archives starting the same night of the broadcast day. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the "This is the Day" video archives.

CatholicTV broadcasts across the US on Sky Angel channel 142, and selected cable outlets in New England and in Chattanooga (TN) where CatholicTV is available on FiTV channel 153. To find out where to watch CatholicTV visit:

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