COLUMBUS, OHIO



Mission Statement:  Cradling Christianity was founded in 2006 by a group of Catholics from Columbus, Ohio, upon their return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Cradling Christianity strives to assist the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land to provide education, housing and employment to Christians in the Holy Land.

A Mass and benefit dinner hosted by Cradling Christianity will be held in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at St. Agatha Parish and Banquet Hall. The Keynote Speaker will be Raymond Arroyo. For more information, contact Regional Contact Chuck Mers.


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CRADLING CHRISTIANITY DINNER 2016


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CRADLING CHRISTIANITY DINNER 2015 – EVENT VIDEO

“WHEN YOU HAVE TWO PEOPLE IN CONFLICT WHOSE SENSE OF JUSTICE IS GETTING EVEN, OR TAKING ADVANTAGE, WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO END UP? JUST MORE OF THE SAME. SO IN MY MIND, ANYWAY, THE PRESENCE OF THE CHRISTIANS IN THE HOLY LAND IS AN ESSENTIAL PIECE TO ANY KIND OF LASTING SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS OVER THERE. ANYTHING THAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR CHRISTIANS TO LIVE AND TO STAY IN THE HOLY LAND, IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IS A CONTRIBUTION TO HUMANITY, BECAUSE ITS A CONTRIBUTION TO A PRESENCE THAT REPRESENTS A WAY OF SOLVING A PROBLEM.”

– Msgr. Frank Lane, Mt. St. Michael’s Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio

Regional Contact

CHUCK MERS
Regional Representative


Cradling Christianity is a not for profit organization with no political affiliation. We assist the Franciscan Foundation to the Holy Land to help the marginalized Christians in the Holy Land by providing education opportunities, housing, and employment.  All funds raised go directly to the Franciscan Foundation to the Holy Land. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization.  Cradling Christianity Host Committee Members, pictured with Father Peter and Zaki Sahlia gather on the stairs of the Walter Commons with friends from a 2006 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.



“TO MARY WE ENTRUST THIS LAND AND ALL WHO DWELL HERE, THAT THEY MAY LIVE IN JUSTICE, PEACE AND FRATERNITY. MARY, WATCH OVER OUR FAMILIES, OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND OUR ELDERLY. WATCH OVER THOSE WHO HAVE LOST FAITH AND HOPE. COMFORT THE SICK, THE IMPRISONED AND ALL WHO SUFFER. WATCH OVER THE CHURCH’S PASTORS AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS; MAY THEY MAY BE “SALT AND LIGHT” IN THIS BLESSED LAND.”

Ohio Region Press Releases

DateArticle NameView Press Release
8/17/2016Ohio group to hold dinner to support Franciscans in the Holy LandView Press Release
2/26/15Franciscan priest to make 85th Atlantic crossing this March seeking support for Christians in the Holy LandView Press Release
9/24/14Christian Ohio Group Raises $86k for Holy Land ChristiansView Press Release
8/21/14Ohio group to hold benefit dinner to help Franciscans in Israel and GazaView Press Release
2/27/14Franciscan President Faces Grueling Six Week U.S. VisitView Press Release
10/13/13Cradling Christianity Contributes $92,000 to Franciscan Foundation for the Holy LandView Press Release