Ignoring, abandoning the elderly is a sin, pope says

Ignoring, abandoning the elderly is a sin, pope says

Seeing the elderly only as a burden "is ugly. It's a sin," Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.

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Sandusky Central Catholic receives $1 million gift

Sandusky Central Catholic receives $1 million gift

Dick and Judy Kinzel gave $1 million to Sandusky Central Catholic School, the single largest gift in the school's history.

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Living in chastity requires commitment, support

Living in chastity requires commitment, support

Peter Range hopes he can help inspire at least 500 young people to commit to chastity.

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March for Life

March for Life

Marchers gearing up for events in Washington, D.C., and locally.

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Year of Consecrated Life

Year of Consecrated Life

Learn more about the Year of Consecrated Life.

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Medical assistance with the battle of the bulge
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Saturday, 07 March 2015
Bariatric surgery, which often involves banding of the stomach, is a widely used procedure for treating severe obesity. Another approach that relies on an implantable “stomach pacemaker” also appears poised to assist those struggling with significant weight gain. Many people have already benefi...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 March 2015
A friend once said, “Now I am the one holding the coats.” She explained that in her younger years she was always the first one running to ride the amusement park roller coasters. Now, she stands by while her grandkids hand her their coats and mak...
LAURIE STEVENS BERTKE, Special to the Chronicle
Friday, 06 March 2015
Reflecting nationwide trends, the number of Catholic weddings celebrated annually in the Diocese of Toledo has plummeted in recent decades as more couples opt to walk down the aisle outside the church. In 1973, there were 3,500 Catholic weddings cel...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 06 March 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Based on its ingratiating surface, the comedy sequel "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (Fox Searchlight) might be categorized as the sort of film that, while safest for adults, could also be appropriate, at a stretch, for well-...
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Friday, 06 March 2015
TOLEDO—Bishop Daniel E. Thomas is to preside at a prayer vigil marking the mid-point of 40 of Days for Life, a time of prayer and fasting during Lent for the protection of life and the end of abortion. The prayer vigil begins at 6 p.m. March 10, a...

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2014 Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

VIDEO: We take a look back at the news and features from the Catholic Chronicle in 2014.