The COVID-19 developed; uncertainty about the future of the economy and whether jobs will still be there for the 40 million newly unemployed; uncertainty about how long the public quarantines should continue; uncertainty about what will happen to ourselves, our businesses, our families and our friends.
WASHINGTON – The World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests will be celebrated by the universal Church on June 19. Occurring annually on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests was established by Pope St. John Paul II in 2002 and encourages priests to reflect upon the importance and dignity of their vocation.
OKARCHE, Okla. – The Center of Family Love (CFL), a residential and vocational nonprofit for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, is taking their 7th annual Gift of Love Gala online with a new virtual live stream telethon event.
OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) -- Stories of Catholic priests' "creativity, sacrifice and compassionate service" during this time of the coronavirus have inspired an effort led by the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha to recognize and celebrate "these spiritual fathers" on Father's Day, which is June 21.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The National Review Board, the all-lay group that monitors dioceses' performance in dealing with sexually abusive clergy and creating a safe environment for children throughout the church, has four new members.
WASHINGTON - Siete obispos estadounidenses, presidentes de comités de dentro de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. han emitido una declaración a raíz de la muerte del Sr. George Floyd y las protestas que han estallado en Minneapolis y en otras ciudades de los Estados Unidos.
WASHINGTON – Seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a statement in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and in other cities in the United States.
When the coronavirus pandemic led to distance education, it was not the conclusion to the school year envisioned by seniors at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School or Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School.
ENID – Abraham Alatorre usually works as a supervisor in the oilfield, but this spring he is supervising a crew of volunteers, tackling multiple repair projects at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Saint Joseph Catholic School in Enid.
LAWTON – Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Lawton took advantage of the public closing of Masses to repair the 119-year-old church with the help of funds raised through the “One Church, Many Disciples” campaign, and from generous parishioners.
Holy Innocents’ Foundation and Adoration Chapel of Oklahoma announced plans to reopen and resume perpetual adoration in Warr Acres the week of June 8, said Father M. Price Oswalt, president and chaplain.
Mother Mary Paula O’Reilly, from Creston, Iowa, is esteemed as the foundress of the Benedictine Sisters in Oklahoma. Under her guidance the transfer of the of her community from Creston to Guthrie (the capital of Oklahoma Territory) set the stage for these resolute women and their critical place in the forming of the Church in Oklahoma.
by Jim Beckman, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
On May 23 and 24, many Catholics experienced a return to the Eucharist after more than eight weeks of COVID-19 quarantine. It was a glorious day. They say, “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” which for me was spot on.