Father Oby Zunmas, pastor of Holy Cross in Madill and Good Shepherd in Marietta, was presented the 2019 Blessed Stanley Rother Faithful Shepherd Award by his fellow priests April 16 during a ceremony before the Chrism Mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Before leaving for college, Deacon Zachary (Zak) Boazman and his mom Janette were in a car running errands. His mom asked if he still planned to study science and possibly enter the medical field. His response: “I think I am supposed to be a priest.”
A few years back, I gave a talk entitled “Thinking Through the Transgender Question” at a local parish. In the audience were several individuals supporting the transgender movement. During the question-and-answer session, one of them, a young woman, raised this difficulty: “If someone wants to transition, how does that hurt anybody else? If my friend wants to be transgender, how would that harm any of us?”
by Pedro A. Moreno, O.P. Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
There is a lot of in-depth theology throughout the Holy Scriptures. This sometimes can feel overwhelming for the average reader of the Holy Bible, but there is some good news. There are many books that are very practical and beautiful.
As he took his final breath, passing from this life to the next, Saint Joseph was surrounded by the comforting love of his wife, Saint Mary, and the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom Saint Joseph had been entrusted to love, to protect and to mentor. His death, two millennia ago, is called a Happy Death, because he died in the loving embrace of his family.