Bishop's Corner
Updated: January 4th, 2016
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Friday, 05 February 2016
At the 2013 Holy Thursday Chrism Mass, Pope Francis exhorted the priests of the world to be “shepherds living with the smell of the sheep.” From a young age, I was blessed to know priests who had the smell of the sheep. One of them was my pastor. Growing up, it was not uncommon to see o...
BY BISHOP DANIEL E. THOMAS
Friday, 25 December 2015
At an event during this wonderful Christmas season, a fine couple were speaking of how they were teaching their little 3-year-old daughter about the birth of our Savior with the help of her new Fisher-Price Little People Nativity. She delighted in mo...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Monday, 02 November 2015
November is already upon us! The fall harvest is almost complete, school is in full swing and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Years ago, at this time of year, I was visiting my dear Dad where he lived in a nursing home sponsored by the...
BISHOP DANIEL E. THOMAS
Friday, 02 October 2015
Human life: a gift from God to be welcomed, treasured, nurtured, celebrated, honored and protected. For many, truth be told, the month of October calls to mind Friday night football, Halloween frenzy or harvest festivals. For us, October always has a...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas issued the following statement Sept. 9, 2015: “In his recent apostolic letter, Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus (The Lord Jesus, Gentle Judge), the Holy Father issued reforms regarding the canonical process for the declaration of ...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Friday, 04 September 2015
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas released the following statement after Pope Francis extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion. “In advance of the forthcoming ‘J...
BISHOP DANIEL E. THOMAS
Friday, 04 September 2015
Wherever I have visited and traveled in the Diocese of Toledo in these last 11 months, I find them. They have served Mass with me, they have generously assisted with meals at parish Lenten fish fries,...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Monday, 10 August 2015
The power of the holy rosary cannot be underestimated. Through the centuries, the faithful of every age and place, have turned to Mary, the Mother of God, in prayerful meditation on the mysteries of t...
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Tuesday, 04 August 2015
TOLEDO—Bishop Daniel E. Thomas released the following statement  regarding the Senate vote on Planned Parenthood: “On Monday, Aug. 3, the U.S. Senate voted down a motion to proceed to a bill...
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Thursday, 18 June 2015
Pope Francis today released his second encyclical, “Laudato si’ ” (“Praise be to you”) — words from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Creatures.” This long awaited letter, add...


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