Columnists/Fr. Herb Weber
Updated: September 25th, 2010
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 25 September 2010
The diocesan-wide eXclaim! festival in August was a celebration of youth (for all ages), music and Catholic faith. It was the first of its kind within the Toledo Diocese and well deserves all the acclaim it has received.I spent all day on the grounds as both local and nationally-known bands played c...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Ves Touskov is a small village of about 200 residents located south of Pilsn, in the Czech Republic. It was our destination on a road trip from Prague during a recent European trip.Back in 1865, my great-grandparents, John and Mary Eberl, were marrie...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 26 June 2010
At one parish where I was assigned there was a woman, a widow in her 70s, who would often attend wedding ceremonies at the church. This person would dress up so she would fit in with the crowd, then wait until the ceremony had just begun, walk in the...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 22 May 2010
I have a photo of my father’s first Holy Communion. Since he was born in 1899, the picture must be about 100 years old. It was taken in a studio; churches were never used for photography in those days. But in other ways the picture is the same as t...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 27 March 2010
In a small chapel at the Hospital of Divine Providence, San Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero was gunned down while standing at the altar during Mass. That event took place 30 years ago, on March 24, 1980. Although not yet canonized, Archbishop Ro...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Back when I was a child, I watched a Disney movie called, “The Living Desert.” It was, and still is, a fascinating documentary on various types of mammal, reptile, bird, insect and plant life foun...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 23 January 2010
I was leaving the YMCA, when I ran into a parishioner who was entering the building. Noting that I had completed my workout while his still lay ahead, I joked that I was better off than he. The man go...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Recently I was telling some friends about a trip that I had taken to the country of Peru. As I described the sites we saw, I found I also was sharing encounters with people we met along the way. There...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 21 November 2009
It was cold when I went outside at 10 p.m., but I felt I had no choice. I wanted to enjoy the full moon as it presented itself on a clear late-autumn night.It’s not that I haven’t seen many full m...
FATHER HERB WEBER
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Many Ohioans followed the news in September of this year as Governor Strickland stayed the execution of Romell Broom after repeated failed attempts to find a “good” vein for lethal injection. The ...