Skip to comments.Catholic Caucus: In historic first, a cardinal expected to be named head of Newark Archdiocese
Posted on 11/04/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT by Coleus
In a historic moment for the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop John J. Myers on Monday is expected to announce his successor, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, currently the archbishop of Indianapolis, NJ Advance Media has learned. Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Tobin has served as archbishop of Indianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18.
The appointment would make him the first cardinal in the 163-year history of the archdiocese, which serves about 1.2 million Roman Catholics in Essex, Union, Hudson and Bergen counties. He also would be the first member of a religious order to preside in Newark. Tobin was ordained a priest in the Redemporist order in 1978.
Jim Goodness, a spokesman for the archdiocese, declined to comment on the nature of Myers' press conference Monday.
But three people with knowledge of the diocese's plans said they expect Myers to announce that Tobin will replace him. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the announcement publicly.
Myers, Newark's archbishop since 2001, reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 in July. It was not immediately clear if Tobin would be present for the press conference, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.
U.S. cardinals typically serve in the largest and most politically important cities, among them New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Newark, was not elevated to cardinal until his transfer to Washington D.C.
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Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees.Further left than Democrat, perhaps.
A moderate eh? Uh huh, sure. Moderate means in the middle, right? So where are his "right of center" positions? Oh, seems there are none.
Oh, he’s a “moderate.” That means he’s a Hillary Clinton fan. No Borders. Unlimited jihad warriors. Unlimited Mexican rapists. White women have it coming to them.
That means a pro-abortion FrancisBishop. Like all but about ten American bishops, he gives pro-aborts Communion—and in that way communicates to the laity that abortion is not a sin.
So true; “moderate” is the new codeword for LIBERAL.
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