WASHINGTON (CNS) — When they gather virtually for their annual spring assembly June 16-18, the U.S. bishops will be asked to approve the drafting of a formal statement on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Catholic Church.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (CNS) — Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver said he was “filled with deep sadness” after learning of the discovery of the bodies of more than 200 children buried on the site of what was once Canada’s large Indigenous residential school.
TULSA, Okla. (CNS) — Ahead of a May 30 ecumenical prayer service to recall the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, Bishop David A. Konderla said it was important “to pause and reflect on how such an unspeakable horror could take place so that we can avoid any such evil in our own day.”
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations has shared the results of the study A Portrait of the Permanent Diaconate: A Study for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2020-2021.
by Luis Soto, Subdirector Ejecutivo del Secretariado de Evangelización y Catequesis
Hace apenas una semana celebramos la Fiesta de Pentecostés. La venida del Espíritu Santo sobre María Santísima y los Apóstoles. Esta es, de alguna manera, la fiesta de la fundación de la Iglesia. La fiesta que marca el inicio del cristianismo y la misión apostólica de ganar el mundo entero para Cristo.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Staying in touch with each other and our faith during this past year was paramount to the well-being of our families and for the preservation of our sense of community and Church.
“On June 1, 1921, 34 square blocks of Tulsa’s prosperous Greenwood community were reduced to rubble when thousands of white citizens – absorbed by hate and intent on destruction – stormed the neighborhoods at the sound of a whistle, looting and burning homes and businesses, and kidnapping, terrorizing and killing hundreds of innocent African American men, women and children – among them prominent bankers, business owners and doctors.
Gavin P. Monaghan was born Nov. 20, 1900, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The story of this Canadian’s sojourn to Oklahoma and the work that endeared him as one of the finest and most talented priests to serve in the Diocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa is the stuff of legend.
by Jim Beckman, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
For my column this month I’m doing something a little different, let’s call it a “triad” of topics. I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to share about several new things happening in the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis: the end of probably one of the most challenging school years ever, an update on Vision 2030 and a new summer prayer pilgrimage starting this year – the “Apla’s Camino.”
by Luis Soto, Assistant Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
Just a week ago we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost. The coming of the Holy Spirit on Mary Most Holy and the Apostles. This is, in a way, the feast of the founding of the Church. The feast that marks the beginning of Christianity and the apostolic mission to win the whole world for Christ.
It’s now the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but for native Baltimoreans of a certain vintage (like me) it is, was and always will be “the Old Cathedral:” the first of its kind in the United States.