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  • Online giving for Beatification collection for Fr. Rother parishes in Guatemala

    During the Beatification Mass for Venerable Servant of God Stanley Rother, an offering will be taken for the benefit of the parishes of Santiago Atitlan and Cerro de Oro, formerly served by Father Rother, through an endowment at the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma.

    If you would like to give before the Mass, make checks payable to CFO with Guatemala in the subject line and send them to CFO, P.O. Box 32180, OKC, OK 73123-0380 OR you can give online by Clicking here!

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  • Oklahoma bishops urge Congress to leave DACA in place

    Congress Should Move to Protect Immigrant Youth

    September 4, 2017

    OKLAHOMA CITY—Based on reports that the White House will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months, we urge President Trump and Members of Congress, specifically the Oklahoma delegation, to pursue legislation that strengthens the program or provides legal status for youth hoping for a brighter future.

    At the heart of Catholic Social Teaching is the moral obligation to protect the life and dignity of every human being, particularly the most vulnerable, which includes our youth. These young people who are benefitting from DACA were brought to the United States by their parents whose desire was to provide their children with hope, opportunity and safety.

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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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  • Beatification of Father Stanley Rother

    YOU'RE INVITED! Join Cardinal Amato, Archbishop Coakley and the faithful of Oklahoma in the celebration of the Beatification of Venerable Servant of God Father Stanley Francis Rother - first U.S. martyr and first U.S. priest to be beatified.


    Doors open at 8 a.m. 

    Find information about clergy registration, seating, parking, hotels and more at 

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  • Kelly Edwards ordained to the priesthood

    Archbishop Paul S. Coakley ordained Kelly Lynn Edwards to the priesthood on June 24 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. 

    Archbishop Coakley was joined by Archbishop Emeritus Eusebius Beltran, dozens of brother priests, deacons, seminarians and Father Edwards's family and friends. 

    On June 25, Father Kelly celebrated his first Mass - the Mass of Thanksgiving - at St. Monica in Edmond, his home parish. Please keep Father Edwards and all of our priests in your prayers.

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  • Matthew Kelly Live!


    Are you thriving or just surviving? Are you ready for more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? More joy? A clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life?

    Join us for one of our Living Every Day With Passion & Purpose events. It’s not your typical church event! It has been a life-changing event for tens of thousands of people. Living Every Day With Passion & Purpose is presented by internationally acclaimed speaker and author Matthew Kelly and the incredibly talented musician Eliot Morris.

    Click here for special early-bird tickets and more information. 

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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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A personal Invitation

September 17, 2017

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

When I returned for my second year at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., everyone was talking about the death of Father Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma priest who had been killed at his mission parish in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. He was a “Mount” alumnus. It was big news; in all of the newspapers. It captured my attention and fired my imagination. From that time on I have always been eager to learn all that I could about the life of this heroic parish priest.

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Una invitación personal

17 de Septiembre, 2017

Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo,

Cuando regresé a mi segundo año en el Seminario Monte Santa María en Emmitsburg, Maryland, todo el mundo estaba hablando de la muerte del Padre Stanley Rother, un sacerdote de Oklahoma que había muerto en su parroquia misionera en Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. Era     ex-alumno del Seminario Monte Santa María. Fue una noticia de gran impacto y aparecía en todos los periódicos. Capturó mi atención y despertó mi imaginación. Desde entonces siempre estuve ansioso por aprender todo lo que pude sobre la vida de este heroico párroco.

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