Monday, June 27, 2016

Tiffin Manufacturing Company: an 1897 Profile

From Tiffin's 75th Anniversary Souvenir book, published in 1897: 
"The business of this firm extends into every part of the United States. … Besides manufacturing pews, pulpits, confessionals, altars, altar railings, station frames, pedestals, prie-dieus, vestment cases and baptismals, they also import thousands of dollars’ worth of statues for altar purposes direct from France."

Some earlier posts about Tiffin Manufacturing Company -- click HERE.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fr. Apostoli at Sorrowful Mother Shrine

On July 16 & 17, 2016, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, frequently seen on Mother Angelica & EWTN Sunday Night Prime, will be at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine. He will have 2 Conferences on Saturday, July 16, and he will preach at all the weekend Masses at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, 4106 State Route 269 (6 miles south of Bellevue), Bellevue, Ohio 44811. For more information you may call 419-483-3435 x 101 or email:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Mercy is for saloon-keepers, gamblers and criminals too!   (Illustration from a 1895 anti-Catholic book published in Toledo.)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Bishop Schrembs Defends the Church

In 1914, the first bishop of Toledo, Bishop Joseph Schrembs, gave a series of four lectures to refute common criticisms of the Church.  The lectures were printed in a booklet, which you can access HERE.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Cathedral's Cleveland Cousin

A color postcard of the former St. Agnes church in Cleveland, which shared with Toledo's Rosary Cathedral the architectural designs of John T. Comes and artwork of Felix Lieftuchter.  The church was torn down in 1975 after a devastating fire.