His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and earned Masters Degrees in Religious Education in 1977 and Divinity in 1979. In 1973, he professed vows as a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Redemptorists. In 1976, he professed perpetual vows with the Community. In 1978, he was ordained to both the diaconate and the priesthood.
From 1979 to 1989, Father Tobin served in a number of parish and diocesan assignments within the Archdiocese of Detroit, including: Episcopal Vicar; member of the Presbyteral Council, and; official in the Metropolitan Tribunal. In 1990, he served as pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Chicago.
Within the Redemptorist Community, Father Tobin served as a Provincial Consultor, General Consultor of the Community in Rome, and Superior General. In 2010, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, named Father Tobin to the Roman Curia post of Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSA), and titular Archbishop of Obba. In October 2012, Pope Benedict appointed him to serve as the Sixth Archbishop of Indianapolis. His Holiness, Pope Francis, named him to the College of Cardinals on October 9, 2016. In November 2016, Pope Francis named Joseph William Cardinal Tobin to serve as the Sixth Archbishop of Newark.
Cardinal Tobin speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese, and reads several other languages. He has participated in five Synods of Bishops, and has been a member of the Canon Law Society of America since 1985.
timone davis* is a cradle Catholic who was a “pewster” until she discovered that the uselessness of the Church was because she wasn’t giving anything of herself. After committing to do something, her life changed. Her first ministry was with the RCIA, where she not only welcomed others into the Church, but also revitalized her own spirituality.
After working for the Archdiocese of Chicago as the coordinator of ReCiL–Reclaiming Christ in Life Young Adult Ministry, timone launched PEACE centered WHOLENESS with her husband Orlando, where they are blending clinical counseling and spiritual companioning. In addition to running a business, timone is an assistant professor in the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. In her spare time, she serves as the treasurer of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. timone's dynamic energy and deep spirituality enhance her brand of teaching that engages one’s spirit through the use of storytelling. No matter the occasion, timone's mission is to help others open their hearts and minds to the soul-saving power of God's Grace, Love and Mercy.
*timone uses lower case letters in spelling her name to indicate her decrease as God increases within her.
Moderator: Fr. Frank Donio, SAC
Panelists: Colleen Campbell, Tom Carani, Brian Rhude, Susan Timoney
“The community has an important role in the accompaniment of young people; it should feel collectively responsible for accepting, motivating, encouraging and challenging them” (CV 243). In Christus Vivit, Pope Francis calls the baptized to greater responsibility in the care and support of young people. One way in which we can do this is through the art of accompaniment. This moderated session will highlight the spirituality, practice, and importance of accompaniment in developing current Catholic leaders.
Fr. Rafael Capó is a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami. Born in Puerto Rico and ordained a priest in 1996, Fr. Capó is Director of the Southeast Bishops Office and Pastoral Institute for Hispanic (SEPI). He was appointed a Pontifical Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis.
He has served as School president, campus minister, teacher and vocations director, holding degrees in Educational Leadership and Biology. While doing his theological studies in Mexico and Rome he ministered to street children and immigrant youth. Fr. Capó has a Licentiate degree in Systematic Theology and a Doctorate in Practical Liturgical Theology and teaches at the graduate level. He participates in all major national organizations of Hispanic Ministry and serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Religion Advisory Committee in New York.
Fr. Capó is a member of the USCCB’s V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry Leadership Team and World Youth Day National Advisory Team, and serves as Advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (La Red). He is actively present in social media with an emphasis in ministry to young people and a calling to fitness of body, mind, and spirit.