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  • Venerable Stanley Rother’s remains exhumed, verified in next step before beatification

    OKARCHE (May 16, 2017) Early on the morning of May 10, the mortal remains of Venerable Servant of God Stanley Francis Rother were exhumed from Holy Trinity Cemetery in Okarche, Okla., and transported to Oklahoma City. As required by the Church for the beatification process, his remains were examined by medical professionals and re-interred in the chapel at Resurrection Cemetery in northwest Oklahoma City.

    Father Rother, who served as a priest in an Oklahoma mission in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, is the first recognized martyr from the United States and will be the first U.S. born male and U.S. priest to be beatified during a ceremony this fall in downtown Oklahoma City. Beatification is the last step before sainthood in the Catholic Church.

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  • Beatification date official for Father Rother

    It's official! Praised be Jesus Christ! Archbishop Coakley received official word from Rome that Servant of God Father Stanley Rother will be beatified in September in Oklahoma City.

    More information will be coming soon in the Sooner Catholic, on social media and online at 

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    Registration for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp is open. 

    To find the list of camp sessions, ages for campers and all registration information, click here. 

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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, and on the following Saturdays 9 a.m. – Noon: April 22, May 20, June 17, July 29 and Aug. 19, at the CPC, 7501 Northwest Expressway.

    The exhibit is perfect for adult and student groups. Special tours arranged by calling (405) 721-5651, Ext. 141. 

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

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  • Pope Francis approves beatification of Father Stanley Francis Rother

    Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr and priest born in the United States to receive this official recognition from the Vatican! And of course the first from Oklahoma!

    The Vatican made the announcement Dec. 2. The recognition of his martyrdom clears the way for his beatification.

    For more information on Father Rother, click here.

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Annual Catholic Appeal 2017 Homily English

By Archbishop Coakley

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Annual Catholic Appeal 2017 Homily Español

By Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

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"God's Light Shines Through Us"




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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Do not cling to me!

May 28, 2017

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

On Sept. 23, we will celebrate the beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Father Stanley Francis Rother.

Since opening his cause for beatification and canonization in 2007, we faithfully have adhered to the rigorous protocols that govern every step leading to the official declaration that Father Rother is indeed worthy to be honored among the blessed in heaven.

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¡Déjame ya!

28 de Mayo, 2017

Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

El 23 de septiembre, celebraremos la beatificación del Venerable Siervo de Dios Padre Stanley Francis Rother.

Desde que abrimos su causa de beatificación y canonización en 2007, hemos seguido fielmente los rigurosos protocolos que rigen cada paso que lleva a la declaración oficial de que el Padre Rother es digno de ser honrado entre los bienaventurados del cielo.

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