Catholic Current – Week of February 23, 2023
On February 17th, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City dedicated a new shrine to Blessed Stanley Rother. We were joined by Most Rev. Paul Coakley to learn more about Blessed Stanley’s story and the new shrine dedicated to him. Visit https://rothershrine.org/ to learn more.
February 24th marks one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Pope Francis spoke about the occasion, which he called a sad anniversary. He encouraged us to stay close to the Ukraine people who continue to suffer. Bishop David Malloy, Chair of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, also released a statement calling on the faithful to continue to pray for peace and to give generously to humanitarian organizations that are provided continued and much needed assistance. The full statement is available at usccb.org.
Bishop David O’Connell, auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, was found murdered in his home on Saturday, February 18th. We join Archbishop Gomez and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in grieving his death and praying for the repose of his soul. May he rest in peace.