This weekend, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will be convening an unprecedented gathering of key leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from across the country assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States.
This has been an ongoing initiative of the Bishops' Working Group on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person. The gathering will assemble Catholic leaders for a strategic conversation, under the leadership of the bishops, on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and to engage the culture.
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Archbishop Paul S. Coakley ordained Kelly Lynn Edwards to the priesthood on June 24 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City.
Archbishop Coakley was joined by Archbishop Emeritus Eusebius Beltran, dozens of brother priests, deacons, seminarians and Father Edwards's family and friends.
On June 25, Father Kelly celebrated his first Mass - the Mass of Thanksgiving - at St. Monica in Edmond, his home parish. Please keep Father Edwards and all of our priests in your prayers.
Archbishop Coakley received word that Archbishop John R. Quinn, 88, died Thursday morning at 5:50 a.m. PDT. He was the first Archbishop of Oklahoma City and Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco.
May he rest in peace.
FUNERAL MASS: Monday, July 10, 10 a.m. at Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco.
VIGIL: Sunday, July 9, 7 p.m. at Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption.
To learn more about Archbishop Quinn, click here.
YOU'RE INVITED! Join Cardinal Amato, Archbishop Coakley and the faithful of Oklahoma in the celebration of the Beatification of Venerable Servant of God Father Stanley Francis Rother - first U.S. martyr and first U.S. priest to be beatified.
*NO TICKETS REQUIRED*
Doors open at 8 a.m.
Find information about clergy registration, seating, parking, hotels and more at www.stanleyrother.org.
Are you thriving or just surviving? Are you ready for more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? More joy? A clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life?
Join us for one of our Living Every Day With Passion & Purpose events. It’s not your typical church event! It has been a life-changing event for tens of thousands of people. Living Every Day With Passion & Purpose is presented by internationally acclaimed speaker and author Matthew Kelly and the incredibly talented musician Eliot Morris.
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Visit the Heritage Gallery at the Catholic Pastoral Center to learn about the life and mission of Servant of God Father Stanley Rother. Fr. Rother is scheduled to be beatified this fall in Oklahoma City.
The gallery exhibit features photos, Fr. Rother's chalice, personal items, his Bible, and letters to and from his family.
The gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and on the following Saturdays 9 a.m. – Noon: July 29 and Aug. 19, at the CPC, 7501 Northwest Expressway.
The exhibit is perfect for adult and student groups. Special tours arranged by calling (405) 721-5651, Ext. 141.
For more information about the Cause for Father Rother, click here.