by Luis Soto, Assistant Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
Without a doubt, Hispanics and Anglo-Saxons are different in many ways. Our interests, meals, history and stories, figures, etc. One of the ways we reflect our differences is the way in which we come to discover a person's identity.
El arzobispo Coakley invita a las parejas casadas que están celebrando aniversarios importantes (25, 40, 50+) en el año del calendario 2020 a participar en la misa anual de aniversarios que se transmitirá en vivo a las 3 p.m. El día 18 de octubre en la Capilla de San Francisco de Sales en el Centro Pastoral Católico. Regístrese en la Oficina de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar al (405) 709-2709 o firstname.lastname@example.org. Se les pide a las parejas que envíen una foto de ellos mismos para que se muestre en la transmisión en vivo.
In learning about the congregation’s decision, Father Zachary Boazman, a recently ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, reviewed a family recording of his infant baptism in 1992 in the Diocese of Fort Worth and realized the wrong word had been used by the deacon, changing the words (formula) of baptism to “We baptize” as opposed to “I baptize.”
En esta edición del Sooner Catholic, encontrarán varias historias conmovedoras de beneficiarios de los servicios de Caridades Católicas de la Arquidiócesis de Oklahoma City. Personas que buscaron ayuda y encontrar compasión en tiempos de necesidad.
In this issue of the Sooner Catholic, you will read several encouraging stories from clients of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who sought assistance and found compassion in their times of need.
WASHINGTON – Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued a statement calling on lawmakers in Congress and the White House to reach a deal on the next COVID relief package that meets the urgent needs of the nation:
by Patrick Raglow, Executive Director Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Pope Francis is right when he states, “the best of charity is a mutual exchange.” Personally, I have found when we accompany someone in need, we address a need of our own in return. As the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, I invite you to share with your neighbors in need – not just for their benefit, but for yours as well as we begin our 2020-2021 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal.
Lt. Cody Koelsch with the Oklahoma City Police Department said he owes his life to the Catholic chaplains office. He carries an extra layer of protection in addition to his bullet-proof vest – a special card with the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel that he recites when he leaves home.
CHANDLER – Kendra Miller from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Chandler was named the 2020 Archbishop Paul S. Coakley Religious Educator of the Year during the Catechetical Conference held virtually Aug. 29 at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Oklahoma City.
WASHINGTON – Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, respective chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, issued a pastoral message for the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation:
NEW YORK – "Fatima" (Picturehouse), a fact-based drama from director and co-writer Marco Pontecorvo, recounts what may rank as the most remarkable series of religious events of modern times. Namely, the 1917 apparitions of the Virgin Mary (Joana Ribeiro) to three shepherd children near the Portuguese city of the title.
by Jim Beckman, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
When’s the last time you visited a cemetery? Most of us don’t frequent them, and it’s probably the last place we would go visit without a real reason – attend a graveside ceremony after a funeral, visit the gravesite of a loved one, etc. I suppose it may sound morbid, but I have made it a practice of visiting cemeteries.