Cardinal Joseph Tobin
St. Margaret of Cortona Parish welcomes His Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Sixth Archbishop of Newark
The son of the late Joseph W. Tobin and Marie Terese Kerwin, His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin was born on May 3, 1952 in Detroit, MI. He is the oldest of 13 children.
Joseph Tobin attended Holy Redeemer Elementary School in Detroit, and then graduated from St.Joseph’s Prep College, Edgerton,WI in 1970. He continued his education Holy Redeemer College,Waterford,WI, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1975. From 1977 until 1979, he attended Mount Saint Alphonsus Seminary in Esopus, NY, earning Masters Degrees in Religious Education in 1977 and Divinity in 1979.
Coat of Arms of Joseph W. Tobin
The Coat of Arms of Joseph William Cardinal Tobin is a combination of his personal coat of arms as a bishop and the coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Newark. His personal coat of arms, represented on the right side of the shield as one views it, consists of three elements: a Cross between a perch with a sponge in bend and a spear in bar,supported by a mount of three coupeaux vert (green), before an argent (silver/white) field; three oak leaves on a field of azure (blue), and; a fleur de lis on a field of gules (red), a symbol of transparency,Justice and Truth.
Statements and letters from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin