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      Bishop Slattery and eight concelebrants celebrate Mass in the new chapel at the main campus of St. Francis Hospital on Friday, August 22. (Photo credit: Dave Crenshaw - EOC)
      Bishop Slattery consecrates the new altar with fire in the new chapel at the main campus of St. Francis Hospital on Friday, August 22. (Photo credit: Dave Crenshaw - EOC)
      Bishop Slattery kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament on Corpus Christi, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Holy Family Cathedral (Photo credit: Dave Crenshaw - EOC)
      13 Candidates for the Diaconate lying prostrate in front of the altar at the beginning of their Ordination Mass at Holy Family Cathedral on May 31, 2014.
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    • News
      • by USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
        WASHINGTON—The Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reasserted their commitment to dialogue with other religions and Muslims in particular in a statement developed between October 2013 and its release August 19. The committee, which is chaired by Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden of Baltimore, listed tensions between Christians in Muslims in different parts of the world as a primary reason for reaffirming the need for dialogue.
      • by Bishop Edward J. Slattery
        Thank you for your prayers and your fasting to end the plans for a Satanic “mass” scheduled for September 21 in Oklahoma City. By now you would have heard that while the “mass” is not cancelled, the consecrated host has been returned to the Archbishop. Please express my gratitude to your people. Ask them to continue to pray.
      • by Lori Hahn - Diocese of Tulsa
        There are two bits of great news concerning the challenge grant for seminarian formation offered to the Diocese of Tulsa by Catholic Extension. As reported earlier, Catholic Extension offered to add $50,000 to the existing St. John Vianney Seminarian Education Trust Fund if the people of the diocese could raise $150,000 by Dec. 31 to support our young men in formation for the priesthood.
      • by Elise Harris - CNA/EWTN News
        Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2014 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, a key priest in Jerusalem says the only way for it to last is if both sides overcome dehumanizing prejudices of the other.
      • by Elise Harris - CNA/EWTN News
        Seoul, South Korea, Aug 29, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea, saying that all of Asia now feels a long-term challenge to imitate his humble ways.
      • by Hillary Mast - CNA/EWTN News
        Erbil, Iraq, Aug 29, 2014 / 09:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians and other religious minorities who have fled areas in Iraq that have fallen under Islamic State control are now helping one another to survive as refugees, an aid worker said.
      • by Elise Harris - CNA/EWTN News
        Vatican City, Aug 29, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a brief encounter with Pope Francis following his general audience Wednesday, former Pakistani minister Paul Bhatti discussed persecuted Christians and invited the pontiff to visit his country.
      • by CNA/EWTN News
        New Haven, Conn., Aug 29, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus partnered with Connecticut-based EVTV to produce a documentary on hope and healing of Haitian children injured in the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that rocked the country.
      • by Kevin J. Jones - CNA/EWTN News
        Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug 28, 2014 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A lawyer who helped recover a stolen Host that organizers of an Oklahoma City black mass intended to desecrate said that the Church’s legal victory could have far-reaching effects.
      • by Andrea Gagliarducci - CNA/EWTN News
        Rimini, Italy, Aug 28, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Referring to the label “Nazarene” marked on houses of Christians in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, a Muslim scholar also called himself Nazarene in solidarity – maintaining that many people in the Muslim community are identifying with Christians as well.

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      OPENINGS NOW for Catholic men & women, age 17-39.  MEN:  Clerical, white-collar positions open, public speaking required.  Some depts w/heavy workload on Sundays. WOMEN: Traditional & non-traditional positions. Welcoming, communal environment.  Commitment to service a must.  Caution: May sometimes be habit forming! ALL POSITIONS offer numerous benefits; pay huge dividends on investment.  Boss demanding but forgiving.  For further information, attend LIFE AWARENESS RETREAT WEEKEND, June 13-15. Contact: Vocations Office, 918-307-4936, vocations.office@dioceseoftulsa.org or frmattgerlach@gmail.com, 918-622-4488
    • Calendar
      • Sep 8-29, 2014
        This class will provide an overview of the life and writings of Pope St. Gregory the Great. Reigning as pope from 590-604, he has been titled “The Father of Christian Worship” and the founder of medieval spirituality. Day & Time: Mondays, Sept 8, 15, 22 & 29, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Instructor: William Dunn, S.T.L. Location: Chancery Office, “A” Building, 12300 East 91st Street, Broken Arrow
      • Sep 9, 2014
        Social hour at 7:00 PM. Presentation at 8:00 PM - Fr. Jack Gleason, "Combating Afflictive Thoughts"
      • Sep 10, 2014
        “Life Eternal” – The biblical promise of eternal life appears late in Scripture, but blossoms into fullness with the resurrection of Christ. Explore the growing nature of the hope of those who have called upon the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the past and the crystallization of our hope for eternal life in the victory of Christ over death.
      • Sep 11, 2014
        The Council of Catholic Women, Tulsa invites all women in the diocese to join us for our 1st Quarterly Meeting to be held at St. Pius X Parish, 1727 South 75th East Avenue, on September 11, 2014. Registration and coffee will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall followed by our speaker Becky VanPool, Director of Catholic Charities in OKC. Cost is $10.00 and includes a luncheon honoring the Retired Priests in our diocese. Lunch will be served immediately after Mass at 11:30 a.m.
      • Sep 11, 2014
        Talk on Liturgy of the Word. Also, Fr. Elkin Gonzales, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Tulsa, will give a brief talk on "promoting a Culture of Vocations in our Religious Education Programs" and will address the upcoming Vocation Week in November.
      • Sep 11-18, 2014
        To be declared a “Doctor of the Church”, an individual must be someone of eminent learning, a high degree of sanctity, and a formal proclamation by the Church either by a General Council or by the Successor of St. Peter. In 2012 Pope Benedict XVI declared two individuals as “Doctors of the Church”. This short course traces through a series of short biographies the lives and contributions of the 35 men and women who are the Doctors of the Church. Day & Time: Thursdays, Sept 11 & 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Deacon John Donnelly, J.D. Location: Aquinas Hall, Church of the Madalene
      • Sep 19-21, 2014
        Retrouvaille means rediscovery and is a program to help couples in struggling marriages, even separated or divorced, to give and receive forgiveness, reconnect, and build the marriage they always wanted. A new program begins in Tulsa the weekend of September 19-21.