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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. 

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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.  

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Statements and letters from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin

  1. Statement of Cardinal Tobin on Executive Actions on Immigration

  2. Statement of  Cardinal Tobin on the announcement from the Vatican Concerning Cardinal McCarrick 

  3. Letter from Cardinal Tobin on Cardinal McCarrick

  4. A letter from Cardinal Tobin regarding his attendance to the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Click here to read the letter

  5. Statement of Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, on Holy See Announcement Concerning Theodore E. McCarrick.  

  6. 5 Reasons We Turn to Mary In Times of Crisis

  7. Letter from the Archdiocese on Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service (CBAR)

  8. Rejoice in the Lord, a letter from Cardinal Tobin

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