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  • Oklahoma Catholic Bishops Praise Sen. Lankford’s SUCCEED Act

    Bill represents responsible first step to fixing DACA

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 4, 2017) — The Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma praised the recent measure introduced by U.S. Sen. James Lankford that provides a legislative remedy for children of immigrants. The new measure entitled the SUCCEED Act was drafted immediately following President Trump’s decision to rescind the previous administration’s executive action known as DACA.

    The SUCCEED Act, co-authored by Sens. Lankford and Thom Tillis (R-NC) provides a remedy to the DACA regulation, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated would not be defensible in federal court. Among the bill’s provisions are a reprieve from the threat of deportation for children under age 16 and older children who have demonstrated a track record of positive contributions to their communities.

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  • Archbishop Coakley Call to Prayer

    “As we grieve this senseless tragedy in Nevada, we must remain confident in our faith that evil, hatred and violence will not triumph over love and forgiveness. Please join me today in praying for all of those who lost their lives, those who have been injured and those families that have been shattered by this latest act of violence. May all those impacted experience the comfort and mercy of Christ.”

    - Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City

    "Mientras lamentamos esta tragedia sin sentido en Nevada, debemos permanecer confiados en nuestra fe que el mal, el odio y la violencia no triunfarán sobre el amor y el perdón. Por favor, únanse a mí hoy en oración por todos los que perdieron la vida, los heridos y las familias que han sido destrozadas por este reciente acto de violencia. Que todos los afectados experimenten el consuelo y la misericordia de Cristo".

    - Reverendísimo Paul S. Coakley, Arzobispo de Oklahoma City

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  • Oklahoma priest Stanley Rother beatified

    First recognized U.S. martyr; first U.S.-born priest to be beatified

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 20,000 faithful gathered in downtown Oklahoma City Saturday to honor Oklahoma priest, missionary and martyr, Blessed Stanley Francis Rother.

    A native of Okarche, Father Rother was beatified during a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City; and Most Rev. Eusebius J. Beltran, Archbishop Emeritus of Oklahoma City.

    “This is a day of rejoicing for the Catholic Church in Oklahoma, the United States and indeed for the Church in Guatemala and beyond. I am grateful for everyone who joined us to witness this historic and grace-filled event and to share our joy as we give thanks to God for the witness of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother, priest and martyr,” Archbishop Coakley said. 

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  • Archdiocese names new chancellor

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 29, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced Monday the hiring of attorney Justin Byrne as the diocese’s new chancellor. Byrne begins Sept. 11.

    Byrne fills a position held by Loutitia Denison Eason for more than 13 years. Eason retired in July.

    “I am delighted that Justin has accepted the offer to serve as chancellor for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. His deep personal faith, longtime involvement in the local Catholic community and his outstanding professional experience and sense of mission make him an excellent fit for this key position,” said the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City.

    As chancellor, Byrne will serve as a principal leader in the diocesan curia. He will serve as canonical adviser to the bishop and will be the top adviser on legal matters and interpretation of laws, rulings and regulations.

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  • Heritage Gallery Rother Exhibit

    Visit the Heritage Gallery at the Catholic Pastoral Center to learn about the life and mission of Servant of God Father Stanley Rother. Fr. Rother is scheduled to be beatified this fall in Oklahoma City. 

    The gallery exhibit features photos, Fr. Rother's chalice, personal items, his Bible, and letters to and from his family. 

    The gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the CPC, 7501 Northwest Expressway. Special tours arranged by calling (405) 721-5651, Ext. 141. 

    The exhibit is perfect for adult and student groups. 

    For more information about the Cause for Father Rother, click here.

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Join Cardinal Angelo Amato and Archbishop Coakley in the celebration of the Beatification Mass for Servant of God Father Stanley Rother - Sept. 23, 2017, Oklahoma City. Find more at



Annual Catholic Appeal 2017 HomilyPodcast
by Archbishop Coakley
Archbishop Coakley homily for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal
Date: 1/24/17
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“Go Make Disciples:” Sustaining the vision

October 15, 2017

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

This has been an exhilarating time for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. We’re still basking in the joyful radiance of the recent beatification of Blessed Stanley Rother.

During this busy time, it probably went unnoticed that we also marked the fourth anniversary of the release of my pastoral letter called “Go Make Disciples,” which articulated a strategic vision for the archdiocese.

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“Vayan y Hagan Discípulos:” Manteniendo la visión

15 de Octubre, 2017

Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

Estos días ha sido estimulantes para los católicos en la Arquidiócesis de Oklahoma City. Todavía estamos disfrutando del alegre resplandor de la reciente beatificación del Beato Stanley Rother.

Durante estos días tan ocupados, probablemente pasó desapercibido que también marcamos el cuarto aniversario de la publicación de mi carta pastoral "Vayan y Hagan Discípulos", que articulaba una visión estratégica para la arquidiócesis.

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