Tucked away in an office complex on the northwest side of Oklahoma City is Holy Innocents’ Foundation’s Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Although from the outside it appears like any of the other half-dozen buildings there, it is a place of prayer and comfort.
Throughout the archdiocese, Catholics are growing spiritually by serving people in need as Vincentians. Vincentians are members of Saint Vincent de Paul Conferences. They meet and talk with people in their community and neighborhoods who reach out for one-time, emergency help, usually with rent or utility assistance.
The brothers Hanrahan, Michael and Denis, were a part of the essential influx of foreign-born priests who built the Church in Oklahoma. In truth, Father Michael was born in Brooklyn, but moved with the family back to Ireland when he was four years old. Father Denis was born in Tulla, County Clare, Ireland.
When Mother Teresa visited New Bedford, Mass., in June 1995, she told those of us gathered at Saint Lawrence Martyr Church: “Abortion is the greatest evil of today.” Never one to mince words, Mother Teresa’s courage, truthfulness and charity were palpable. Parents today need similar fortitude, honesty and love to be able to discuss the hard topic of unplanned pregnancies and abortion with their children.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington urged students at Archbishop Carroll High School to take time during Black History Month to study the heritage and history of African Americans.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops' quadrennial "Faithful Citizenship" document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing.