Providence Journal via
October 30, 2020
By Mark Patinkin
Mindful that he’d tweeted that certain Pride Day activities are harmful to children, I asked about church leadership having looked the other way as priests molested children.
“The church has a history of sexual abuse in its organization, as do a lot of other organizations,” said Tobin. “But we’ve worked hard to address that and correct it.”
He added: “I will never claim any personal moral superiority.”
Every preacher except Jesus, he said, is imperfect.
Thomas Tobin grew up in Pittsburgh – you can tell by the Steelers banner he hangs in front of his home.
His dad was a Sears salesman, his mom a homemaker.
His call to faith came early in Catholic school, inspired by the nuns and priests there.
He became auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh in 1992, bishop of Youngstown in 1995, and a decade later, began here.
Tobin, a Democrat most of his life, pointed out he has been attacked from the right, too.
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