WASHINGTON – The Biden Administration has published a new rule rescinding the “Protect Life Rule” governing the Title X family planning program. That rule had the commendable effect of ensuring compliance with federal law by stipulating that Title X projects may not share office space or financing with abortion facilities and are not required to refer for abortion. The rescission becomes effective on Nov. 8.
Archbishop Coakley issued a Call To Prayer for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City on Wednesday for a renewed respect for all life, and an end to abortion and the death penalty in Oklahoma. The Call To Prayer comes during Respect Life Month, the Month of the Rosary and with the first of seven Oklahoma executions over the next five months scheduled to be carried out Oct. 28.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Oct. 10 vandalization of Denver’s cathedral basilica that resulted in satanic and other “hateful graffiti” being scrawled on its doors and at least one statue brought to 100 the number of incidents of arson, vandalism and other destruction that have taken place at Catholic sites across the United States since May 2020.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christian freedom means respecting other cultures and traditions rather than finding ways to impose “one’s own model of life as though it were the most evolved and the most appealing,” Pope Francis said.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — This past June at their annual meeting, the U.S. bishops spoke about helping Catholics come to a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Eucharist through an upcoming eucharistic revival and a document on the Eucharist.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A former educator himself, Pope Francis and other religious leaders helped celebrate World Teachers’ Day by promoting a global alliance aimed at creating an “open and inclusive” education for everyone.
Twenty-seven deacon candidates from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will be ordained to the permanent diaconate by Archbishop Coakley on Nov. 5 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help after spending four years in formation.
Amy Rudkins, director of religious education at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hobart, recently was named the Archbishop Paul S. Coakley Religious Educator of the Year at a ceremony in Oklahoma City.
The story of the Catholic presence in Prague reflects the fluid nature of communities and townships in early Oklahoma. It began at the settlement of Keokuk Falls, approximately six miles to the south, which was the hub for Polish and Czech farmers.
Raising children can be challenging. The daily demands and tasks require resources and a lot of energy. Being single and raising children has its special challenges. And, raising children as saints requires you go beyond the normal day-to-day caregiving and devote additional time and effort leading your children in their Catholic faith formation.
by Owen Canfield, associate director for gift planning for the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma
BISON – Like so many people who lived through the Great Depression, Emil and Mary Fuksa placed great value on hard work and thriftiness. Devout Catholics in rural Oklahoma, the Fuksas also had a great appreciation for the priests who served their small church. An endowment fund in their name at the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma is a testament to that appreciation.