- Mar 29, 2020
New Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark told Crux on Monday that when it comes to the pope’s document Amoris Laetita and its provisions on Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, U.S. bishops should get together and work out a strategy rather than individually asking the pope for clarifications.
Hundreds of people from around the world, many of them coping with jet lag from long flights, stood patiently in line on Nov. 19 waiting for their turn to greet, get a picture with or receive a blessing from their new cardinal in the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall.
The three newly created American cardinals responded to Francis’s homily during the Nov. 19 consistory, in which the pope said polarization and exclusion are “burgeoning and considered the only way to resolve conflicts.”
Pope Francis’s surprise pick for cardinal, American Archbishop Joseph Tobin, said Thursday the U.S. church has four difficult years ahead as it insists on providing welcome to migrants and refugees during a Donald Trump administration.