In less than a month, Americans will go to the polls to elect local, state and national leaders, including our president and vice president. This will be a consequential election no matter the outcome. There is much at stake.
by Luis Soto, Subdirector Ejecutivo del Secretariado de Evangelización y Catequesis
“Quedaron todos llenos del Espíritu Santo y se pusieron a hablar en otras lenguas, según el Espíritu les concedía expresarse. Había en Jerusalén hombres piadosos, que allí residían, venidos de todas las naciones que hay bajo el cielo. Al producirse aquel ruido la gente se congregó y se llenó de estupor al oírles hablar cada uno en su propia lengua.” (Hch 2, 4-6)
Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.
Julia Anderson-Holt, a science teacher at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, was named the 2020 Archbishop Paul. S. Coakley Catholic Schools Educator of the Year on Sept 25 during the annual Education Institute held virtually from the Catholic Pastoral Center.
Why is Catholic education important? Passing on the Catholic faith is paramount, but students also need opportunities and encouragement to excel morally, academically and physically. The advantages of cultivating friendships in a healthy environment also is an important aspect of Catholic education.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is engaging parishes across central and western Oklahoma to spread the word about the good works of Catholic Charities and to bring awareness to the 2020 appeal. Thirteen staff members spoke on behalf of the organization to 25 churches, totaling 53 masses.
Due to the Stock Market crash in October 1929, the abject poverty, the anguish of not being able to provide for the essentials of the family, and the vagaries of extreme weather all played a role when recalling the Great Depression of the 1930s.
by Jim Beckman, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
The year 2020 is likely to go down as one of the strangest in all our lifetimes. COVID-19 has taken center stage and threatens to be the highlight that everyone remembers as the year comes to an end. The year also including a presidential election only adds to the drama.
by Luis Soto, Assistant Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language” (Acts 2:4-6).
“Stories of the Blessed Sacrament,” written by Francine Bay and Hengjing Zang, is an easy-to-read book designed to “help the reader enter more deeply into the mystery of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.” The book seems to be primarily targeted at children, but from my personal experience in reading through the brief 95 pages, I enthusiastically recommend it to all Catholics.