As election day nears, luminaries of all stripes are weighing in on the candidates. Now comes Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, with advice for practicing Catholics on how to cast their ballots.
UPDATE: La Salle has decided to remove all the photographs of La Salle alums from the ``Wall of Notables'' reports Tom Mooney at the ProJo.
The school's Board of Trustees voted to take down all of the photos because they had become a distraction to learning, the ProJo reported. On of those photos was of U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, who, like Raimondo is a La Salle alum. There were 25 photos on the notables wall.
At ten o’clock Wednesday morning, a group of Catholics will converge on the office of Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin to demand an apology for comments he made about the late Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela had been dead only two days when Bishop Thomas Tobin made a statement that has drawn criticism. He said that while Mandela did much to improve the lives of South Africans his legalization of abortion was, quote, “shameful.”
Cranston estate planner Joseph Caramadre will be sentenced Monday morning for his role in a scheme that bilked terminally ill people of 46-million dollars.
Prosecutors will ask that he be locked up for ten years.
Caramadre and an associate pleaded guilty last year to fraud and conspiracy. Federal prosecutors say Caramadre was the mastermind behind an investment strategy in which he stole the identities of terminally ill people. He illegally used that information to purchase bonds and annuities that would pay out when the person died.