Father John Burns, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and author of several books, offers retreats, conferences and parish missions. Josiah Henley is a Catholic illustrator and designer from Portland, Ore. This book, “Return: a guided Lent journal for prayer and meditation,“ has prayers, meditations and reflections based on the readings at that day's Mass and space for journaling.
La historia de la Iglesia Católica en Oklahoma es fascinante y continúa desarrollándose en nuestros días. Fue un intrépido grupo de monjes misioneros Benedictinos los que llegaron a Oklahoma en 1875 y establecieron la primera misión católica en territorios indios.
The history of the Catholic Church in Oklahoma is a fascinating and still unfolding story. It was an intrepid band of Benedictine missionary monks who arrived in 1875 and established the first permanent Catholic settlement in Indian Territory.
It was inevitable. The Diocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa had become unwieldy in its size and a more reasonable arrangement became a necessity. Since the erection of the Diocese of Oklahoma in 1905, two years before statehood, and the subsequent name change in 1930 to the Diocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the entire state was under the care of one bishop.
Doctor Robert Wise is the author of more than 36 books, with topics ranging from World War II to religion. Wise is an archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Margueritte. He is involved with ecumenical dialogue involving his church and the Catholic Church and has even met with Pope Francis.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, when Cardinal George Pell and I went to pay our respects to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, lying in state in St. Peter’s, I couldn’t help but notice the reverence with which the basilica’s little people, the Sanpietrini, greeted the tall Australian who walked slowly with a cane. These ushers and guards are used to ecclesiastical eminence, but there was something different about their evident respect and affection for Cardinal Pell. Here was a man who had suffered greatly for the Church and the truth. Here was a “white martyr.” Attention should be paid. And it was.