News
Updated: March 5th, 2015
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 celebrated in the Diocese of Toledo. Forty years late...
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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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Friday, 06 March 2015
FORT JENNINGS—Seven more names were added to the number of Catholics in the Diocese of Toledo who have maintained a farm in their family for at least 100 years. More than 150 families have been honored since 1988 by Catholic Charities of the Dioce...
BY CHERIE SPINO, Chronicle Writer
Friday, 06 March 2015
It’s not comfortable to admit your faults in front of another person, let alone your parish priest. The sacrament of reconciliation is a gift, says Father Mark Herzog, pastor of Oregon St. Ignatius. Unfortunately, it’s a gift that mo...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Thursday, 05 March 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Seeing the elderly only as a burden "is ugly. It's a sin," Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience. "We must reawaken our collective sense of gratitude, appreciation and hospitality, helping the elderly know they are a...
DOUG WELLER and CHERYL LANG Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
SALINA, Kan. (CNS) -- For the Horinek family in far western Kansas, the potential to pass down the farm to the next generation is a blessing, said Tony Horinek. He and his wife, Anita, have farmed we...
DALE GAVLAK Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Christians in the Middle East welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria, but expressed concern that more th...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Monday, 02 March 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrame...
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Monday, 02 March 2015
NORTH CANTON—Catholic high school students across the country are invited to participate in the third annual Walsh University Catholic Schools Week photo contest. Catholic schools have a rich, ...
JONATHAN LUXMOORE Catholic News Service
Sunday, 01 March 2015
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- Catholic officials in Latvia are trying to stay out of the region's ideological war with neighboring Russia. "Latvia is home to a large Russian population and there are Russia...