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.
“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. Donio will serve as a moderator. The panel includes three young adults: Colleen Campbell, Tom Carani, and Brian Rhude.