Rev. Msgr. Walter R. (Tad) Oxley, Vicar for Clergy
It is with great joy and gratitude to the Lord that the Diocese of Toledo announces that Father Walter Tad R. Oxley has been named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title Monsignor. This recognition by Pope Francis of Father Oxley’s priestly ministry is an honor for him, his family, his brother priests, as well as all the faithful of the Diocese of Toledo. Please join our local church in a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for Reverend Monsignor Oxley’s priestly fidelity, filial obedience, and ecclesial generosity as we acknowledge this honor bestowed upon him by His Holiness for his dedicated service to the Church Universal in the Holy See’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for these last five and a half years. On behalf of our diocesan family, Bishop Daniel Thomas extends a warm welcome home to Monsignor Oxley as he returns from Rome and takes up his new priestly assignment as Vicar for Clergy on 1 July 2021. Congratulations and prayerful wishes, Monsignor Oxley!