PONCA CITY – The Stanley Rother Society at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Ponca City is the parish outreach to people in need in Ponca City and surrounding areas. Parishioners support the society with prayers, donations and their time serving people who lack resources to meet daily needs.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A pair of grants totaling $800,000 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will boost Native American access to credit and empower low-income people in the southeastern U.S. to respond to the impact of climate change.
WASHINGTON — Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Religious Liberty, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response to reports of increasing incidents of church vandalism and fires:
WASHINGTON— On Saturday, July 25, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, in collaboration with other offices at the USCCB and joined by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFYCM), will convene a yearlong intercultural process with young adults and ministry leaders.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious superiors and canon lawyers are supposed to handle accusations of alleged abuse by clerics against minors.
WASHINGTON – Following the publication of a national news story on Catholic churches receiving loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response:
As Catholics, we bring the richness of our faith to the public square. We draw from both faith and reason as we seek to affirm the dignity of the human person and the common good of all. With renewed hope, we, the Catholic Bishops of the United States, are re-issuing Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics, which provides guidance for all who seek to exercise their rights and duties as citizens.
In a Letter to the Faithful, Archbishop Coakley announced the implementation of a temporary requirement to wear masks at public Masses and other church gatherings in response to the rapidly rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma. The provision is effective Saturday, July 11.
Crises are accelerators: They take established patterns and speed them up. Even before the COVID-19 crisis hit, most parishes and dioceses likely suffered from financial instability. The pandemic exacerbated and accelerated those financial concerns.
En el Evangelio, Jesús nos invita a “Vámonos aparte… y descansarán un poco.” (Mc 6, 31). Este es normalmente un buen tema de verano ya que esta es la temporada en la que muchos de nosotros esperamos un cambio de ritmo en nuestras ocupadas vidas.