Pope Benedict http://ripr.org en Thursday, February 28, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/thursday-february-28-2013 <p>Higher education is bracing for possible cuts in research funding.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A representative of the NRA says RI does not need any more regulation to control gun violence.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp; Plus...</p><p>The list is long of potential implications to RI if the so-called sequestration kicks in, from longer lines at the airport to job loss to less educational research.&nbsp; Scott MacKay reviews what might be in our future.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:40:50 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11109 at http://ripr.org Bishop Tobin: A historic day for the Catholic Church http://ripr.org/post/bishop-tobin-historic-day-catholic-church <p>Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin says he was stunned by the announcement that Pope Benedict the XVI will step down at the end of the month. Bishop Tobin met the pope a couple of times and was struck by his intellect and humility. &nbsp;</p><p>“He is a very gentle man, you get that sense in meeting him in person,” says Tobin. “He’s a very humble, gentle man who took this tremendous burden on his shoulders, somewhat reluctantly I believe.”</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:46:05 +0000 Catherine Welch 10136 at http://ripr.org Bishop Tobin: A historic day for the Catholic Church