Bishop's Corner
Updated: June 18th, 2015
Diocesan statement on Pope Francis’ encyclical, ‘Laudato si’ ’
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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, addressed not just to Catholics but to all the people of the world, is a call to conversion and to acti...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Wednesday, 03 June 2015
It is hands-down my favorite definition of the priesthood! It is a simple statement that says everything about who the priest is at his core. It captures so well the richness and depth of the priesthood. It is not surprising, then, that the phrase ca...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Monday, 11 May 2015
As a diocese, we were elated to announce recently the 15 families who have been chosen to receive a partial scholarship to go on pilgrimage with me and attend the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September. It’s not possible to e...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Saturday, 04 April 2015
“So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived afte...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Monday, 23 March 2015
On March 21, Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of Toledo issued the following statement regarding the recent death of the Jack Ford, Toledo city councilman and former mayor of the City of Toledo: "With sadness, I learned this morning of the death ...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Monday, 23 February 2015
“What is the purpose of Lent?” asked a Catholic grade school teacher on Ash Wednesday. A boy in her class raised his hand and responded: “The purpose of Lent, is to help us get to Easter!” Wha...
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Friday, 06 February 2015
Statement from Toledo Bishop Daniel E. Thomas: “It is with profound sadness that I received the news of the death of our Mayor, D. Michael Collins. Together with all the faithful of the Diocese of ...
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Friday, 06 February 2015
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas has made the following pastoral appointments: Father Christopher G. Bohnsack, pastor of Crestline St. Joseph and Shelby Sacred Heart of Jesus, from parochial administrator of ...
MOST REV. DANIEL E. THOMAS, Bishop of Toledo
Friday, 06 February 2015
“The First Hundred Days!” As this column appears, it will have been just about 100 days since I was installed as the eighth Bishop of Toledo. Now, in the world of politics, especially here in the ...


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