NJ Cardinal Tobin Mocked on Twitter

by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 5, 2018   

Cardinal returns after 'nighty-night, baby' tweet

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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - After a seven-month hiatus from Twitter, Cdl. Joseph Tobin is reactivating his account. He's being met with strong criticism due to his alleged knowledge of the sexual abuse of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Tobin, the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, suspended his account in February after tweeting, "Supposed to be airborne in 10 minutes. Nighty-night, baby. I love you."

He authored the tweet and remained off his account for several hours while flying. During that time, the tweet was widely spread. It was later reported that Tobin claimed the tweet "was being misrepresented." He afterward deleted it and suspended his account.

An archdiocesan representative asserted the tweet was accidental and meant as a private message for one of his eight sisters, claiming, "They're all his baby sisters."

His first tweet in nearly seven months contains, "I am Joseph your brother," a paraphrase of the title of the biography of dissident homosexualist Cdl. Joseph Bernardin.

Most people, however, appear shocked that Tobin would return to Twitter after his suspicious "nighty-night, baby" and the fact that Tobin has denied knowing anything about McCarrick, despite being his successor in Newark:


Tobin was mentioned several times in Abp. Carlo Viganò's explosive testimony, where he was cited for showering acclaim on famous homosexualist Jesuit Fr. James Martin. Viganò also noted that Tobin had been chosen as archbishop of Newark by McCarrick in order to cover up his own abuses while being archbishop there.


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