"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." -- Pope Francis, Sept. 16, 2013
The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" ( en Español ), our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge our pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.
Read "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility" from the Catholic Bishops of the United States ( en Español ), which provides a framework…
If State Question 790 passes, Oklahomans would remove a current major threat to religious organizations – including Catholic social service agencies – who serve the poor, refugees, the disabled, the homeless, the hungry and many other needy people in our state. …
All of these ministries serve every needy person, no matter their beliefs or personal situation. And, whether Section 5 is repealed or not, all of these ministries must still continue to comply with the federal constitution’s rules about church-state separation. …
I therefore encourage all Catholics and all people of good will to consider this issue carefully and to visit www.oklahomablaine.org that describes in some detail what is at stake with State Question 790.
Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School will be holding an open house event on October 22 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. for potential students and parents interested in learning more about the school and visiting the facility. Spanish language tours will be available from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The Cristo Rey OKC facility is located at 900 N. Portland Ave. on the OSU-OKC campus. Applications are currently being accepted from students who will be in ninth grade in Fall 2017, when the school officially opens its doors.
La Escuela Católica Cristo Rey de Oklahoma City tendrá un evento de puertas abiertas el 22 de octubre desde las 12:30 p.m. hasta las 3 p.m. para estudiantes potenciales y padres interesados en aprender más sobre la escuela y visitar el edificio. La escuela Cristo Rey se encuentra en 900 N. Portland en el Campus de OSU-OKC. Actualmente se están aceptando aplicaciones de estudiantes que estarán en el grado noveno en el otoño de 2017, esta fecha será cuando oficialmente se abrirá la escuela.
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host its annual open house for all interested and prospective students and parents on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Teachers from every department will be available to provide information and answer questions. Student clubs and organizations will be represented and ready to assist visitors. Athletic coaches will be present to highlight the school’s sports programs. Visitors will be able to tour the facility and meet the school’s administrative staff. Refreshments will be served in the Commons area.
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is the largest archdiocesan secondary school in the city. Its college preparatory curriculum serves approximately 720 students from grades 9-12. Its mission is to educate the whole person in mind, body and spirit and to foster students who value their faith and service to others.
Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School will have its annual “MSM Preview Day” for prospective families on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the MSM campus.
MSM teachers, coaches, students and administrators will be on campus to guide families on tours throughout the historical MSM campus.
Meet the staff that directs programs, learn about rigorous academics, speak to Rocket students, shake hands with MSM coaches and get a feel for the MSM environment.
At MSM Preview Day, you will get all of your questions answered and learn what an MSM education is all about!
What is the Respect Life Program?
NEW materials are produced each year to help Catholics understand, value and become engaged with supporting the dignity of the human person, and therefore the gift of every person's life.
Materials are developed for use in parishes, schools and faith-based ministries, but also are suitable for individual use. The program begins anew each October (Respect Life Month) and continues through the following September.
For more information and resources, click here.