When facing a tough decision, it can be tempting to look for the comfort of having someone else tell us what to do. Turning to “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in late 2019, Catholics looking for clear-cut answers to the question “How should I vote?” will be disappointed.
BEIRUT (CNS) — As Lebanon’s Catholic leaders appealed for help for their country, international and U.S. organizations appealed for donations for Beirut, capital of a country already suffering from a severe economic downturn.
On behalf of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Catholic Radio, the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma and Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, we are notifying you of a third-party security breach that effected charitable institutions around the world.
Recent events have made racism a local and national topic. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Every form of social or cultural discrimination in fundamental personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language or religion must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God’s design.”
MADILL – On April 22, parishioners at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Madill were looking forward to celebrating the first anniversary on May 4 of their beautiful new church and rectory when tragedy struck.
Early on in the pandemic, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City donated hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to SSM Health Saint Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City to meet the hospital’s desperate need. The donation was made after in-person school was suspended.
In the first segment of this three-part series, it was revealed that Bishop McGuinness prohibited segregation in Catholic schools in 1954. The complex issues of segregation and integration would prove to be a minefield throughout the 1960s.
In March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (or the CARES Act) became law. It provided 335 pages of actions by the federal government which were designed to protect individuals and the nation during the current pandemic. Most noticeably this provided most adults who file taxes with $1,200 checks to stimulate the economy.
by Jim Beckman, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been blessed by a song I heard a while back titled, “I Have This Hope.” The lyrics to the chorus go like this: “I have this hope, in the depth of my soul; In the flood or the fire you are with me and you won't let go.” Those words have echoed in my heart day after day in a way that has been refreshing. It’s a striking contrast to what I hear on the evening news or read on my phone as a scroll through various news feeds.
In the early days of the Church, the apostles traveled to the far corners of the known world to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. The stories of their missionary zeal inspired countless others in the years to come. Within a century, Christianity was ubiquitous. Jesus began with 12 followers, yet today, the Lord’s name is known and revered among many nations.
The College Board released the Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards for the 2019-2020 school year. Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School announced that 92 of its students earned the recognition for their exceptional achievement on the exams.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it would terminate the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation issued in 2015 and replace it with a new rule on fair housing titled Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice.
VATICAN CITY – Renewing the membership of the Vatican Council for the Economy, Pope Francis named six women to the previously all-male board that oversees the financial operations of Vatican offices and entities.