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  • Tobin: Abortion, anti-immigrant rhetoric both ‘brutalize’ the American heart

    Tobin: Abortion, anti-immigrant rhetoric both ‘brutalize’ the American heart

    • Jul 6, 2017

    On today’s mounting anti-immigrant rhetoric, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, connects it to the 1973 ‘Roe v. Wade’ decision as another chapter in the “brutalization of the American heart.” He also explained his recent decision to welcome a LGBTQ pilgrimage to the Newark Cathedral in part by saying, “I don’t presume that every person who identifies him or herself as LGBTQ is sexually active.”

  • Lofty rhetoric aside, why the U.S. bishops’ ‘Convocation’ mattered

    Lofty rhetoric aside, why the U.S. bishops’ ‘Convocation’ mattered

    • Jul 5, 2017

    Despite the expense and lofty rhetoric of the July 1-4 “Convocation of Catholic Leaders” sponsored by the U.S. bishops in Orlando, it’s hard right now to assess its long-term impact. However, right away, it provided a less political image of Catholicism, ratified the bishops’ commitment to Pope Francis, and delivered a positive experience of the Church to almost 3,500 people.

  • Newark archdiocese defends welcoming of LGBT pilgrimage

    Newark archdiocese defends welcoming of LGBT pilgrimage

    • Jun 21, 2017

    “I am your brother, as a sinner who finds mercy with the Lord,” Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark told a group of LGBT pilgrims visiting the archdiocese. After some media coverage skewed the story as a shift within the Catholic Church, Tobin stressed the importance of welcoming people into the faith.

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