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Archdiocesan Director Positions

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is seeking an HR Director and a Director of Development and Stewardship.

For full job descriptions and more information, click here.

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Official appointment

Effective Aug. 15

Rev. William L. Novak, Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City,
and continuing as vicar general for the archdiocese and pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi, Oklahoma City.


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Archbishop Coakley calls for action, prayer for sanctity of human life

“Having been re-sensitized to the tragedy of abortion through these recent controversies, I call upon all of the faithful and all people of good will to take action in support of the dignity and sanctity of every human life from conception to its natural end. It is our civic and moral responsibility to engage in the political process as advocates for the dignity human life with all that this entails.

Finally, I urge a prayerful response. Our hearts must be converted before our society will be able to consistently enact and embrace just laws that embody a proper regard for the sanctity of life.

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Archbishop Coakley shares his story of faithPodcast
by Archbishop Paul Coakley
Archbishop Paul Coakley was raised in a Catholic family. But when he went to college, his life soon went adrift. Last month, our archbishop spoke at a conference in Minnesota, where he told the very personal and compelling story of how the Lord gradually led him back. (It may take a few minutes to load.)
Date: 11/5/14
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What can we learn from the passing of Mark Costello?

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

Last week, Oklahomans publicly mourned the death of Mark Costello, who was tragically slain by the hand of his own dear son, Christian. The governor ordered flags flown at half-staff in Mark’s memory in acknowledgement of his dedicated service to the people of Oklahoma as labor commissioner, an office he had held since his election in 2010. As became apparent in the remarkable media coverage throughout the days following his death, Mark was many things to many people.

Mark was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He was a Catholic, passionately devoted to his faith in Jesus Christ. He was a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He was certainly a committed Republican. He was a generous benefactor to many Catholic institutions and other causes that he believed in. Mark was a friend to many, including many who were often forgotten and overlooked.

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¿Qué podemos aprender de la muerte de Mark Costello?

Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

 La semana pasada todo Oklahoma lamentó públicamente la muerte de Mark Costello quien fue trágicamente asesinado por la mano de su propio hijo, Christian. El gobernador ordenó banderas voladas a media asta en memoria de Mark y en reconocimiento a su dedicado servicio al pueblo de Oklahoma como comisionado del trabajo, cargo que ocupó desde su elección en 2010. Como se hizo evidente en la notable cobertura mediática a lo largo de los días siguientes a su muerte, Mark fue muchas cosas para muchas personas.

 Mark era un esposo y padre dedicado y amoroso. Fue católico, dedicado con pasión a su fe en Jesucristo. Era un hombre de negocios y empresario exitoso. Fue sin duda un republicano comprometido. Era un generoso benefactor de muchas instituciones católicas y otras causas en que él creía. Mark fue amigo de muchos, incluyendo muchos olvidados y pasados por alto.

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