Bishop's Corner
Updated: November 1st, 2013
God does not disappoint
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Friday, 06 December 2013
Ten years represent a good part of anyone’s life. That’s how long I’ve been your bishop. In some ways it seems like just yesterday that I arrived in Toledo from my hometown of Detroit. In other ways, it seems like long ago, and a lot of water, as they say, has passed under the bridge. In prep...
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Friday, 01 November 2013
It’s been a whole year now since our former pope, Benedict XVI, announced a Year of Faith for the whole church. Now under our current pope, Francis, the Year of Faith observance will come to an end on Nov. 24, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the ...
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Friday, 04 October 2013
The Year of Faith is now in its 11th month, and my series of reflections on faith, inspired by the “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” is nearing an end.  There remains one final “pillar” to be considered; namely, prayer. As in a buildin...
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Friday, 06 September 2013
In my last two reflections for the Year of Faith, I wrote of the creed and then of worship as the first two of the four “pillars” of faith to be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Now it’s time to consider the third “pillar,” wh...
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Friday, 02 August 2013
In my last reflection for the Year of Faith, I spoke of the creed as the first of the four “pillars” of faith to be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Now I would like to say something about the second “pillar,” namely, what we Ch...
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Friday, 07 June 2013
As it happens these days, we often find ourselves encountering people with very different points of view. When it comes to faith, some people say, “It doesn’t matter what you believe, as long as y...
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Bishop Leonard P. Blair made the following pastoral appointments: Father Christopher G. Bohnsack, pastoral administrator of Delphos St. John the Evangelist and Landeck St. John the Baptist, from assoc...
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Friday, 05 April 2013
The recent public focus on Catholicism as a result of our former pope’s resignation and the election of a new pope is an occasion to reflect on the church from the perspective of the Year of Faith. ...
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Tuesday, 02 April 2013
On March 26, 2013, a “March for Marriage” was held in Washington. D.C., as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8, the first of two marriage cases before it. On Mar...
BISHOP LEONARD P. BLAIR
Friday, 01 March 2013
I am writing this particular reflection on faith in the final days of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, following his declaration to relinquish the Office of Pope for reasons of advanced age and d...