RI bishop takes the blame Admin Thursday, August 15, 2013 Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin says he was deeply disappointed by the passage of same-sex marriage in Rhode Island, and that he felt a sense of personal failure as well as a failure of the Catholic Church. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.