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El Arzobispo Coakley anuncio nueva vision de cinco años: "Vayan y Hagan Discípulos" informará todo lo que haremos

OKLAHOMA CITY (11 de octubre) -- “Vayan y Hagan Discípulos" es la nueva declaración de la visión, de cinco años de la Arquidiócesis de Oklahoma City, el Arzobispo Pablo Coakley anuncio este semana en una carta pastoral.

La declaración de esta visión es el fruto de un proceso de 13 meses , que incluyó la formación de un equipo de conceptualización Arquidiocesano, ocho sesiones de escucha en toda la arquidiócesis y 12 sesiones de discernimiento de seis horas facilitados por el Instituto de Liderazgo Católico.

“Esta visión guiará nuestra familia arquidiocesana en el transcurso de los próximos cinco años”, escribió el arzobispo. “Es hacia dónde vamos. Es la visión contra la cual que evaluaremos  y justificaremos nuestras iniciativas, programas, ministerios y gastos. Refleja lo que somos y lo que hacemos”.

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Archbishop Coakley on Syria: “The road to peace must be paved with prayer”

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 4, 2013) – In response to various calls for military intervention in Syria after an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus left nearly 1,500 civilians dead, Pope Francis proposed Saturday, Sept. 7, as an international day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world.

The prayerful demonstration will coincide with the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, and will come just days before members of the U.S. Congress will consider a resolution to authorize military force in Syria.

The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, today expressed his intention to heed the Holy Father’s call to pray and fast this Saturday in solidarity with the people of Syria and urged the more than 120,000 Catholics of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and all men and women of good will in Oklahoma to do the same.

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Archbishop Coakley on latest development in Hobby Lobby case: “The court was right to grant relief”

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 28, 2013) – The United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver yesterday decided that the owners of Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Mardel Inc. can proceed with their legal challenge to a federal mandate that violates conscience rights – and not be subject to fines for noncompliance in the meantime.

The Green family, which owns and operates the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain, contends that the Department of Health and Human Services “contraception mandate” violates their constitutional right to freely exercise religion.

The mandate requires secular employers to provide employees with health insurance that covers contraceptives and abortifacients. As Christians, the Greens are morally opposed to abortion.

The 10th Circuit Court’s decision means the case will return to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, which earlier ruled against the Greens’ request for a religious exemption from the mandate.

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Archbishop Coakley on Supreme Court rulings: “No court decision can change the truth about marriage”

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 26, 2013) – In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman,  to be unconstitutional. The decision implies the federal government must now treat same-sex couples who have been granted marriage licenses at the state level as validly married couples for purposes of federal law, from Social Security benefits to taxation.

The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, said he is deeply troubled by the Court’s decision to overturn DOMA.

“By declaring the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional, the Supreme Court signaled its unwillingness to uphold the truth about marriage,” Archbishop Coakley said. “Yet, the common good depends upon the willingness of societal leaders to uphold basic truths about our humanity, including the truth that we are not merely embodied, but engendered.

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Arzobispo Coakley sobre la Sentencias del Tribunal Supremo: "Ningún Dictamen Judicial Puede Cambiar la Verdad Sobre el Matrimonio"

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (26 de junio de 2013) Con un fallo de 5-4, la Corte Suprema dictaminó hoy la Ley de Defensa del Matrimonio, que define el matrimonio como la unión entre un hombre y una mujer, es inconstitucional. La decisión implica que el gobierno federal debe ahora tratar a las parejas del mismo sexo que se le han concedido licencias de matrimonio a nivel estatal como parejas casadas válidamente para efectos de la ley federal, desde el Seguro Social hasta los impuestos.

El Reverendísimo Pablo S. Coakley, Arzobispo de Oklahoma City, dijo que está profundamente preocupado por la decisión de la Corte de revocar DOMA, la Ley de Defensa del Matrimonio.

"Al declarar que la Ley de Defensa del Matrimonio era inconstitucional, la Corte Suprema señaló su falta de voluntad para defender la verdad sobre el matrimonio", dijo el Arzobispo Coakley. "Sin embargo, el bien común depende de la voluntad de los líderes de la sociedad para defender las verdades básicas de nuestra humanidad, incluyendo la verdad que no estamos solamente encarnados, sino engendrados.

 

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Two-week prayer campaign to “focus on real threats to our first and fundamental freedom,” archbishop says

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 14, 2013) – In the face of “real threats to our first and fundamental freedom,” Catholics in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will join a two-week, interfaith prayer campaign to promote renewed respect for life, marriage and religious liberty, Archbishop Paul Coakley said today.

Initiated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the second annual Fortnight for Freedom begins next Friday, June 21, and concludes Thursday, July 4. For 14 days, Catholics and other people of faith throughout the United States will offer concentrated prayer and acts of penance.

This year, the prayers of the faithful will especially focus on marriage, as the Fortnight for Freedom will likely coincide with relevant, marriage-related decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.

In March 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases that pertain to the legal definition of marriage. In deciding these cases, the nine Supreme Court justices will ultimately decide whether any statute that defines marriage as between one man and one woman is constitutional and at what level.

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USCCB president calls for aid to Archdiocese of OKC to assist with tornado recovery efforts

WASHINGTON D.C./OKLAHOMA CITY (May 23, 2013) – The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops yesterday called on Catholics in parishes across the country to respond to the needs of central Oklahomans in the wake of the devastating tornadoes of May 19 and May 20.

In a letter, Cardinal Timothy Dolan asked the U.S. bishops to initiate a special collection of funds in their dioceses to aid ongoing tornado recovery efforts in central Oklahoma and to prepare for future storms.

“Today I make a request, dear brothers, that you encourage your pastors to take up a special collection during the months of May and June to assist in recovery efforts from the recent storms in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma (City) and other natural disasters that the Church in this country may suffer this year,” the letter states. “I request that we broaden this appeal in anticipation of more domestic disasters possibly awaiting us this year.”

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Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos hace un llamado para ayudar a la Arquidiócesis de Oklahoma City en sus esfuerzos de recuperación por el tornado

WASHINGTON DC / OKLAHOMA CITY (23 de mayo de 2013) - El presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos hizo ayer un llamado a los católicos en las parroquias de todo el país para responder a las necesidades de los residentes del centro de Oklahoma como consecuencia de los tornados devastadores del 19 y 20 de mayo.

En una carta, el Cardenal Timothy Dolan le pidió a todos los obispos de Estados Unidos a iniciar una colecta especial de fondos en sus diócesis para ayudar a los esfuerzos de recuperación por los tornados ocurridos en el centro de Oklahoma y para prepararse para futuras tormentas.

"Hoy les pido, queridos hermanos, a que animen a sus párrocos para hacer una colecta especial durante los meses de mayo y junio para ayudar en los esfuerzos de recuperación de las recientes tormentas en la Arquidiócesis de Oklahoma City y otros desastres naturales que la Iglesia en este país puede sufrir este año ", afirma la carta. "Solicito que ampliemos esta solicitud de fondos en anticipación de más desastres que posiblemente nos esperan este año dentro de la nación."

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Archbishop Coakley on devastating tornadoes: “We will walk with the people of Oklahoma through their recovery”

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 21, 2013) – From May 19 through May 20, 2013, a series of devastating tornadoes ripped through central Oklahoma, culminating in a storm of EF-4 magnitude that struck Moore, Okla., May 20. These natural disasters wreaked havoc and left heartache and loss in their wake. As of 9:00 a.m. May 21, the death toll from the tornado in Moore stood at 24, revised downward from 51, and included seven children. Two people also died in Shawnee. The exact loss of human life remains unknown.

The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, said the members of the archdiocese are appreciative of the outpouring of prayers and support they have already received from people around the world. The archbishop assures the victims of the tornadoes that he and the faithful in Oklahoma will walk with them not merely through the next few days, but through the weeks, months and years of rebuilding to come.

 

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Arzobispo Coakley sobre los tornados devastadores:
"Caminaremos con el pueblo de Oklahoma a través de su recuperación"

OKLAHOMA CITY (21 de mayo de 2013) - Del 19 al 20 de mayo de 2013, una serie de devastadores tornados arrasaron a través del centro de Oklahoma, culminando en una tormenta de magnitud EF-4 que azotó a Moore, Oklahoma, el 20 de mayo. Estos desastres naturales causaron estragos y dejaron dolor y pérdida a su paso. A partir de las 9:00 am del 21 de mayo el número de muertos por el tornado en Moore se situó en  24, número menor revisado de los 51 reportados anteriormente, e incluyó siete niños. Dos personas también murieron en Shawnee. La pérdida de vida humana exacta sigue siendo desconocida.

El  Reverendísimo Pablo S. Coakley, Arzobispo de Oklahoma City, dijo que los miembros de la arquidiócesis están agradecidos por la efusión de oraciones y apoyo que ya se han recibido de personas de todo el mundo. El arzobispo asegura a las víctimas de los tornados que él y los fieles en Oklahoma caminarán con ellos no sólo a través de los próximos días, pero a través de las semanas, meses y años de la reconstrucción que vendrán.

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