“Even as we seek justice for these grave wrongs and render compassion for those who have endured great loss, our faith impels us to call for the building up of a culture of life where every human life is valued.
The use of the death penalty, in any form, diminishes us all.
When available, we should choose non-lethal ways to ensure justice and to protect society. I pray for the day that Oklahoma and other states will abolish capital punishment.”
-- Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Congregation vote critical step in Father Rother's path to sainthood
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 25, 2015) – A special Theological Commission at the Congregation of the Causes of Saints in Rome voted Tuesday to formally recognize Oklahoma’s Servant of God Father Stanley Rother a martyr. The determination of martyrdom is a critical step in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City’s Cause to have Father Rother beatified, the final stage before canonization as a saint.
“Today is a moment of historic consequence for our nation. The Supreme Court has made a tragic error. This decision will have devastating consequences, especially for children today and for generations to come. No matter the court’s ruling, it cannot change what marriage really is. Marriage by its nature remains the union of one man and one woman. Marriage is a natural institution that predates and precedes governments and government regulation.
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Archbishop Coakley shares his story of faithby Archbishop Paul CoakleyArchbishop 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: 11/5/14Click to Listen
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
There is no question that “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’ encyclical “On the Care of Our Common Home,” has been the most widely anticipated papal document in generations, perhaps ever.
Many media organizations, social and religious commentators, and political candidates prepared talking points even before they read what the pope actually said.
Having finally had an opportunity to read the lengthy text, I would like to share a few of my own reactions and invite you to take time to read and reflect upon this remarkable text yourselves. It is beautiful. It is challenging.
Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley
No hay duda de que "Laudato Si," encíclica del Papa Francisco "Sobre El Cuidado de la Casa Común", ha sido el documento papal más ampliamente anticipado en recientes generaciones.
Muchas organizaciones de los medios de comunicación, comentaristas sociales y religiosas, y candidatos políticos prepararon puntos de conversación sobre el documento incluso antes de leer lo que realmente dijo el papa.
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