Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Polish Churches in Toledo

The Toledo Polish Genealogy Society has compiled histories of Toledo churches with Polish heritage.  Some of the histories include photos from the Diocesan archives.  You can view them HERE.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Artwork handed on from Bishop Schrembs . . . to Bishop Thomas

At a Aug. 26 morning press conference, Bishop Daniel Thomas noted that he received a piece of artwork from now-deceased Cardinal John Foley -- the piece was originally owned by the first bishop of the Toledo Diocese, Bishop Joseph Schrembs.  Full story over at Catholic Philly

Toledo's new Bishop: Bishop Daniel E. Thomas

Currently Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, more details at the Deacon's Bench blog HERE.

You can see a short vocations video by Bishop Thomas HERE.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

St. Nicholas, Miller City

Designed by architect William Ginther, dedicated in 1902.  Note the dormers along the roof, no longer there.  Image courtesy of the Walleye Warrior's ebay collection -- see more post cards HERE.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

St. Joseph, Sylvania

Post card of earlier St. Joseph church in Sylvania -- I think this is the first church, built in 1871; a second church was built in 1930.  The current church was built in 1967.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Chaldean Catholic Updates

For many years, Chaldean (Iraqi) Catholics from the Detroit area have gathered at Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, Ohio, to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption.  This year the Chaldean community is greatly concerned about the violence against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.  If you would like to stay informed about the situation, visit the "Help Iraq" website HERE.  The website is affiliated with the St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of the U.S.A

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bishop Robert Donnelly Passes

The Most Reverend Robert W. Donnelly, the third auxiliary bishop of Toledo from 1984 to 2006, died July 21 in his home at the age of 83.  Funeral services are pending.  Read a full biography HERE.