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Pope appoints Oklahoman Msgr Peter Wells as Nuncio of South Africa, Botswana

Pope Francis has appointed American Monsignor Peter Bryan Wells, who currently serves as Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, as the Holy See’s new Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa and Botswana. The Holy Father has at the same time elevated Msgr. Wells to the titular see of Marcianopolis, with the dignity of archbishop. 

“We are very proud of the Archbishop-elect! He and his family are well-known in the archdiocese. His parents, Larry and Dodie, are members of Saint Mary’s parish in Guthrie and his brother, Bill, is director of Our Lady of Guadalupe Youth Camp. Archbishop Wells has been well-prepared through his years of service to the local Church and to the universal Church to assume these new and weighty responsibilities. I am grateful for his generous response to this call,” said the Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City. 

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Sooner Catholic Correction

An article in the Feb. 7 issue of the Sooner Catholic misidentified the possible Oklahoma City Cristo Rey school as a Jesuit school. While the Cristo Rey school model was developed by the Jesuits, not all schools in the Cristo Rey Network are Jesuit. Many are sponsored by other religious orders or endorsed by a local diocese. All Cristo Rey schools are Catholic, college preparatory high schools.

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Deacon Gary Peterson's homily on AdventPodcast
by D. Clay
Deacon Gary Peterson's homily on the meaning of Advent - Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edmond
Date: 11/29/15
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Lent: A season of renewal

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley                    Feb. 7, 2016

Each year, the Church offers us the beautiful season of Lent as a time of repentance and renewal. We begin our Lenten journey this week on Ash Wednesday. As we are signed with ashes we are reminded of our own mortality; we come from dust and to dust we shall return. We are called to repent and believe the Good News.

From its beginnings, Lent was the final time of preparation and purification for the catechumens. These were the men and women preparing for Baptism and full initiation into the Church that they would celebrate during the sacred Easter Triduum.

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Cuaresma: Una época de renovación

Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

Cada año la Iglesia nos ofrece la hermosa época de Cuaresma como tiempo de arrepentimiento y renovación. Comenzamos nuestro itinerario cuaresmal esta semana el Miércoles de Ceniza. A medida que nos dejan la señal de la cruz con las cenizas nos están recordando nuestra propia mortalidad; del polvo venimos y al polvo volveremos. Estamos llamados a arrepentirnos y a creer en la Buena Nueva del Evangelio.

Desde sus inicios la Cuaresma era el tiempo final de preparación y purificación de los catecúmenos. Estos fueron los hombres y mujeres que se preparan para el bautismo y la iniciación plena en la Iglesia que iban a celebrar durante el sagrado Triduo Pascual.

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