As Ukrainians turn to their faith amid the ongoing tragedy of Russia’s invasion of their nation, many who follow both the Orthodox and Catholic traditions will look to an unusual icon of Mary as a symbol of the solace they seek.
WASHINGTON – Los jueces del más alto tribunal del país han acordado escuchar un caso que podría decidir el destino de una política de inmigración de la era Trump que los funcionarios de la administración Biden han estado tratando de terminar.
“Today, our world is again facing the unnecessary suffering of war. Let us pray for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are facing devastation, fear and disruption of their families and faith communities. Pray that leaders of nations recognize the humanity of all peoples and work to resolve conflicts through diplomatic solutions. Pray for the young men and women sent into battle and for their families. Let us not become discouraged or afraid and instead trust in the Lord for healing and true peace.”
In response to the call from Pope Francis for every diocese around the world to host a series of opportunities to discuss the future of the Church - things they like and things they would like to see improved or changed - parishes throughout the archdiocese are hosting Synod Discernment Sessions.
The 2022 Safe Haven Sunday on March 26-27 provides a chance for discussion and dissemination of resources on the harmful effects of pornography, and how it negatively impacts marriages, families and communities.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City welcomed the last expected family of Afghan refugees at Will Rogers World Airport on Feb. 15, on par with the federal government goal of moving all refugees from military bases by Feb. 15.
John Frank Martin, a Catholic politician, became one of the first of his faith to hold an important public office in a time of extreme prejudice. In fact, he never shied away from wearing his Catholicity on his sleeve.
“Father Stu” shows a very real world that is raw, rough and gritty that struggles to find a true purpose for God, except as being good for platitudes and children’s stories intersecting with a person that is always seeking to fill a place in his life left empty since childhood by the loss of a younger brother.
NORMAN – The new Knights of Columbus Council #12108 Partners for Life program at Saint Mark Catholic Church in Norman combines the pro-life resources of the Pro-life Billboard Campaign, the Ultrasound Initiative and the Qualified Pregnancy Centers. The goal of the Partners for Life program is to expand the outreach of the “choose life” mission.
For months now, the world press has described Russian troop deployments along Ukraine’s borders as spearheads of a possible invasion. The truth, however, is that Russia invaded Ukraine seven years ago, when it annexed Crimea and Russian “little green men” ignited a war in eastern Ukraine that has taken more than 14,000 lives and displaced over a million people. Whatever the current military developments, a Russian invasion of Ukraine has not been “imminent;” the invasion is ongoing.
BALTIMORE, Md. – As the Ukrainian conflict continues unabated, Catholic Relief Services is deploying staff and resources to support the Church as it responds to the unfolding humanitarian crisis across a handful of affected countries.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lent, the spiritual season of prayer and sacrifice, has an extra pull to it this year because once again — and now for the third time — it will be under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic.