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  • Annual Catholic Appeal 2017: "God's Light Shines Through Us"

    Commitment Weekend is Feb. 4-5.

    Please keep an eye on your mailbox for a letter from Archbishop Coakley regarding the Annual Catholic Appeal. We ask that you prayerfully respond as your means and circumstances permit. Please return your pledge card as soon as possible.

    Please click here to make your online gift Archdiocese of Oklahoma City • PO Box 32180, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 • 405-709-2745

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  • Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast

    Click here to get your tickets! 

    Please join us to learn about the future of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and how the Church is bringing educational opportunities to children across central and western Oklahoma.

    Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, former superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the largest system of Catholic schools in the U.S., is scheduled to speak.

    The Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast supports the Saint Katharine Drexel Fund, which allows the disadvantaged greater access to Catholic education, and the Saint John the Baptist de La Salle Fund, which supports leadership programs for teachers and principals. 

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  • Discovering God Together

    Catholic Family Festival - APRIL 22 - SHAWNEE

    Join Archbishop Coakley and Catholic families from across the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 22, at Saint Gregory’s University for a day of faith & fun! Don't miss out on hearing Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak of More2Life Radio! The Popcaks are among the most popular speakers around the country, including at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Also see speaker and musician Cooper Ray. 

    Register by April 14! 

    Tickets before April 8 are:
    · $25 for adults/$40 for married couples
    · $10 for children grades K-12
    · Free babysitting for ages 1-5 (Space is limited; reserve your spot today!)

    Get more information and tickets by clicking here.  

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  • Archbishop Quinn returns to U.S.

    UPDATE: Archbishop John R. Quinn, first Archbishop of Oklahoma City and Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco, returned to the United States on Thursday after being hospitalized in Rome. Archbishop Quinn traveled to Rome for the consistory, which created several new cardinals, as an invited guest of Cardinal Cupich.  

    While in Rome, he experienced a health emergency and was hospitalized for nearly 60 days.

    Hospital staff worked to improve his health enough to move from ICU to an air ambulance for the 20-hour flight to San Francisco. Archbishop Quinn is alert, talkative and making slow, but steady improvements.

    Please remember Archbishop Quinn in your prayers. 

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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. The exhibit is perfect for adult and student groups.

    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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A true compass

February 19, 2017

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

A few weeks ago, I “shared” a Facebook post. It was a brief pastoral statement issued by the president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal DiNardo and Archbishop Gomez offered a joint message as bishops in response to President Trump’s recent executive order on refugees. The Facebook comments were so harsh and divisive that I quickly removed the post. It was painful to be reminded of how difficult it often is to engage in civil discourse without resorting to name calling and imputing motives to others.

The joint message of these two bishops was not subversive, except in the way that the Gospel is subversive to conventional thinking. Speaking about the experience of the millions of refugees fleeing their homes in the Middle East and other troubled parts of the world they said, “Our desire is not to enter the political arena, but rather to proclaim Christ alive in the world today. In the very moment a family abandons their home under the threat of death, Jesus is present. And he says to each of us, ‘whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me’ (Mt 25:40).” These are truths of our faith. These are truths of which we need to be reminded.

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Una verdadera brújula

19 de febrero, 2017

Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

Hace unas semanas, "compartí" una publicación en Facebook. Fue una breve declaración pastoral emitida por el presidente y vicepresidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos. El Cardenal DiNardo y el Arzobispo Gómez ofrecieron un mensaje conjunto como obispos en respuesta a la reciente orden ejecutiva del Presidente Trump sobre los refugiados. Los comentarios de Facebook fueron tan duros y divisorios que rápidamente eliminé lo que había publicado. Fue doloroso recordar lo difícil que a menudo es el involucrarse en el discurso civil sin recurrir a las ofensas e imputar motivos a otros.

El mensaje conjunto de estos dos obispos no fue subversivo, excepto en la forma en que el Evangelio es subversivo al pensamiento convencional. Hablando de la experiencia de los millones de refugiados que huyen de sus hogares en el Medio Oriente y otras partes turbulentas del mundo, dijeron: "Nuestro deseo no es entrar en la arena política sino proclamar a Cristo vivo en el mundo de hoy. En el mismo momento en que una familia abandona su hogar bajo la amenaza de la muerte, Jesús está presente. Y él nos dice a cada uno de nosotros: "Todo lo que hiciste por uno de mis hermanos más pequeños, a mí me lo hiciste" (Mt 25, 40)." Estas son verdades de nuestra fe. Estas son verdades de las cuales necesitamos ser recordados.

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