Statement of Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin on his appointment as the Archbishop of Newark, N.J.
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, One of my favorite descriptions of the experience of faith is "a willingness to be surprised by God." By that standard, the last weeks have been exceptionally "faith-filled." The first jolt came on October 9, when I learned that Pope Francis had named me to the College of Cardinals. (...)