November 30, 2012

Reflections and insights from our new archbishop

The Tobin family poses for a photo in February 2009 at the home of Marie Tobin in Stoney Pointe, Ontario, Canada. They are, from left, in the front row, Patricia Steinhauer, Marie and John Tobin; second row, Molly Brusstar, Gerarda and Margo Tobin, Sarah Broderick and Ann Tobin Levigne; and third row, Tom and then-Redemptorist Father Joseph, Jim, Therese and Dan Tobin, and Kathy Vandelinder. (Submitted photo)

The Tobin family poses for a photo in February 2009 at the home of Marie Tobin in Stoney Pointe, Ontario, Canada. They are, from left, in the front row, Patricia Steinhauer, Marie and John Tobin; second row, Molly Brusstar, Gerarda and Margo Tobin, Sarah Broderick and Ann Tobin Levigne; and third row, Tom and then-Redemptorist Father Joseph, Jim, Therese and Dan Tobin, and Kathy Vandelinder. (Submitted photo)

By John Shaughnessy

Throughout this special supplement that celebrates Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin as the new spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, readers will find a series of his reflections and insights on a wide range of topics—from his views on coming to Indianapolis to the role of lay women in the Church, from his thoughts about growing up in a family of 13 children to his strong belief in Catholic education, from his reflections on the importance of a sense of humor in the spiritual life to the need to reach out to teenagers and young people in faith.

Archbishop Tobin shared these reflections and insights during interviews with Sean Gallagher and John Shaughnessy of The Criterion.

The words of Archbishop Tobin offer an insightful perspective into the heart, mind and soul of the person who will lead the nearly 228,000 Catholics in central and southern Indiana.

These vignettes appeared in print throughout our special issue under the heading “In Conversation.”

You can read all of the reflections--beginning with Archbishop Tobin's thoughts on "the gift of family" in his own life--by clicking on the links below:
 

 

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